A Duke Nukem movie from the creators of Cobra Kai, that’s what we want – News

A Duke Nukem movie from the creators of Cobra Kai, that’s what we want – News

While its status as a video game license is vague to say the least, Duke Nukem is in the process of being adapted for cinema by Legendary Entertainment, the production house of films like Dunes and godzilla vs kong. With the agreement of Gearbox, happy holder of the license, Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are ready to make the film, knowing that we are talking here about the trio who have succeeded in a great bet by modernizing the franchise Karate Kid with the popular series Cobra-Kai. Former boss of the Ubisoft Motion Pictures studio where he notably produced the film Assassin’s CreedJean-Julien Baronnet will also be there.

However, the team is not yet complete, a scriptwriter being notably asked at the reception to find what to do exactly with this license born in 1991 and whose deviations will, one imagines, to be handled with a certain precaution in a current climate. much more sensitive to the treatment of women than in the past.

In any case, this is not the first time that Gearbox has tried to bring the Duke into dark rooms. In particular, there was talk for a time of an agreement with Paramount in which the wrestler John Cena would have lent his muscles to the hero of these ladies. As a reminder, Gearbox is also supervising a film Borderlands at Lionsgate. This one is directed by Eli Roth and notably involves Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black.

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