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Duke Nukem is getting a movie produced by the creators of Cobra Kai


Duke Nukem hasn’t had the best time in the gaming industry, with his last video game appearance being the notoriously awful Duke Nukem Forever. However, Gearbox hopes Duke will be a better fit for the big screen, as the developer is teaming up with Legendary Entertainment for a Duke Nukem movie, produced by the creators of Cobra Kai.

First revealed by the Hollywood journalist, the company behind films such as Dune and Godzilla – Legendary Entertainment – has scooped up the movie rights to Duke Nukem from developer Gearbox. Cobra Kai creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are set to produce through their Counterbalance Entertainment banner, and Jean Julien Baronnet of Marla Studios will also produce, a studio specializing in video game adaptations.


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That’s all we know about the project as it appears to be a very long wait before Duke hits theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s report says a search for a potential writer is currently underway, as is a search for a possible director, although one of the Counterbalance team members may also be brought in to direct.

Although this is the first official confirmation that a Duke Nukem movie is in the works, Gearbox Entertainment Company CEO Randy Pitchford suggested it at a recent event, as well as teasing yet. more Gearbox properties being adapted, including Brothers in Arms and Homeworld. Pitchford said it has “development action with all of these properties,” and now it looks like we’re seeing these projects surface.

It’s unclear whether Gearbox or Randy Pitchford will have an actual role in the film, though if the next Borderlands movie is anything to go by, the two could be brought on board as advisers. While the Duke Nukem movie is probably a long way off, Gearbox is probably more focused on the Borderlands movie, which last we heard was slated for release later this year. May God help us all.

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