Comic books and Video Games are Hollywoods gold these days. It was only a matter of time before the popular video game Duke Nuken got it's beig screen debut. The movie is being produced by 'Max Payne' producer Scott Faye, and here is what he has to say:
"I'm working diligently at making a Duke Nukem movie scenario that will live up to the character and its import in the videogame world," said Faye. "As is the case with all of my game adaptations, I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation."
It seems like everyone uses that line these days. "I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation." Isn't that what Max Payne is shaping up to be "a poor adaptation" by cutting all the good stuff out and dumb it down for a PG-13 rating? So what his plan for the Duke?
"With the two new games coming out based on Duke Nukem, I'm working at establishing a Duke film scenario that will compel a studio to finance a feature version," said Faye. "Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character."
"We're expanding Duke's ‘storyverse' in a very significant major way without abandoning or negating any element that's being used to introduce Duke to the next gen platforms," added Faye.
He used that term "storyverse' a couple times in this article at Kotaku.com. Storyverse isn't even a real word, but I think it is going to be one of those words that Hollywood will eventually start using as a buzz word. Whatever the end up doing with Duke Kukem, I'll go see it. Hell, why not. It will most likely be released on a weekend when nothing else good is coming out anyway.
Are you up for a Duke Nukem Flick? Who should play Nukem?