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John Cena in talks to be Michael Bay's Duke Nukem

John Cena in talks to be Michael Bay's Duke Nukem”

There is no official confirmation about the movie yet, but apparently a director has yet to be chosen, and neither has a writer, although the search is expected to begin soon and a script will be developed with Cena in mind.

Cena being in talks for the role was first reported on by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Production company Platinum Dunes is talking to John Cena about taking the main role in Paramount Pictures' video game adaptation.LOS ANGELES, Jan 24 - John Cena has been approached to take the lead role in video game adaptation Duke Nukem for the production company owned by Transformers director Michael Bay.

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The protagonist of the video game was meant to be a satirical character, whose antics are based on action-hero tropes that were prevalent during the 80s and early 90s. But after the rights lapsed, Paramount picked them up from Gearbox Software, the company responsible for the game. In the business of movies, Cena is known for usually taking on lighter roles that are suitable for the entire family, such as "Daddy's Home 2" and the animated film "Ferdinand" - both of which came out in theaters a year ago.

When it comes to shoot-em-ups, Duke Nukem is a classic. They're now working with Platinum Dunes, the company from Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.

The video games feature Nukem as a pastiche of cliche '80s action stars, sporting a flat top and chomping a cigar as he stomps and shoots his way through alien invaders - while making the occasional stop at a strip club.



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