WWE star John Cena is currently in negotiations to star in a movie based on the Duke Nukem video game series.
The planned movie comes from Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form‘s Platinum Dunes, which is best known for producing horror remakes like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, as well as the Purge and Ouija movies, the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise reboot, and the upcoming A Quiet Place.
The video game deal of the week over at Amazon this week is Duke Nukem Forever for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and PC Download for only $37.99 each (that’s 24% – 37% off the respective list prices of $49.99 – $59.99).
This sale is valid only for this week, while supplies last.
Duke Nukem Forever Xbox 360 | PS3 | PC
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Duke Nukem Forever has had a wild ride. This game had been in development since 1996, herald at many an E3 convention as being the next “groundbreaking” game. The problem was, it never came out.
Developer 3D Realms would occasionally release some pictures or game play footage, but always staved off finishing the game by trying to put whatever was new and popular into it. Imagine someone you know is writing a book. For 14 years they would change it around adding whatever was hot at the moment: zombies, vampires, robots, the book would be a mess, right? This is the situation I imagine Gearbox Software was in when they inherited the unfinished game after 3D Realms was sued by its publisher. The very fact that this game was able to be pieced together into something releasable is a miracle. And that’s exactly what we got, something that feels 14 years old and pieced together. If you think about the game’s history, why would you expect anything less?
The moment many of us have been waiting over a decade for is just around the corner. The release of a new Duke Nukem game! To celebrate the impending release, Gearbox software, the current developer of the game, has sent out a new release trailer. It is ridiculous, as should anything related to Duke Nukem should be. The video is embedded below.
Originally scheduled to come out in May, Duke Nukem Forever will now be released [finally!] on June 14, 2011 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, but if you pre-ordered you have access to an early beta.
Also, the game producer has sent out the following information today regarding the pre-ordering for First Access Club Members.