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Hollywood Reporter: John Cena in Talks to Star in Duke Nukem

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View PostForge, on 24 January 2018 - 05:12 AM, said:

which storyline (antagonist) would be boring
dr, proton mad scientist
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aliens

Someone used borefest to describe PG-13 video-game movies. They (not I) also suggested that if it could get into the R rated realm, it might be better. I quipped that the vs. alien could be an R rated "boobfest" instead of a "borefest".

I don't see how Dr. Proton would be boring. He's an actual character with personally. All the aliens do is growl and get shot.
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View PostDan, on 12 February 2018 - 04:19 PM, said:

I don't see how Dr. Proton would be boring. He's an actual character with personally. All the aliens do is growl and get shot.

Proton may be more than a growling alien but the mad scientist trope itself is very old at this point.
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View Postpacman, on 12 February 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

which is why i said arnie with jon's dub


This will never work. Everyone is too used to Arnie's voice for an overdub.

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#124

In the french version it would matter ^^
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Also, I don't think the lip sync would work very well. You can see Arnie's accent when he talks. It doesn't match an accent-less English.

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#126

The prove of what I am saying :


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#127

This means nothing to me as I don't speak French. Dubbing in an alternate language and dubbing in the same language are two entirely different things.

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View Postdinwitty, on 10 February 2018 - 04:44 AM, said:

Star wars was done with actors I never knew.

Sure, but Star Wars is also the biggest entertainment property in the world, and the new trilogy and spin-offs are backed by one of the most powerful media conglomerates ever, Disney, who can put all their muscle behind their various controlled subsidiaries to create a near-unprecedented level of awareness for an already beloved, multi-generational brand. Not leveraging star power in that instance wasn't much of a risk.
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View PostZaxx, on 12 February 2018 - 06:22 PM, said:

Proton may be more than a growling alien but the mad scientist trope itself is very old at this point.

Yeah, but so is the evil alien invader trope.
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View PostDan, on 13 February 2018 - 01:11 PM, said:

Yeah, but so is the evil alien invader trope.

Yeah but at least there's a funny twist there because in Duke the aliens come to take away and impregnate our women, you can have fun with that. Proton is just a crazy dude who builds robots.

Overall maybe combining the two would be a better idea: the aliens are faceless monsters without character so a human antagonist could be able to solve that issue. Let's say Proton is nothing more than a power hungry, incompetent scientist who somehow makes first contact with the aliens by one of his crazy experiments going wrong. The aliens promise him that he will be Earth's leader if he collaborates and helps them in invading the planet and achieving their goal.
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Remember, before The Birth, the aliens only took our women to lure Duke away from Earth. That could make for an interesting plot twist.

Maybe set Proton up as someone Duke faced years ago and "killed", then allied with the aliens to take Duke down, so he told them that Duke has a soft spot for women, and they let him take the babes to lure Duke to him, meanwhile they're double crossing Proton while he's also planning on double crossing them.

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View PostMr. Tibbs, on 13 February 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:

Sure, but Star Wars is also the biggest entertainment property in the world, and the new trilogy and spin-offs are backed by one of the most powerful media conglomerates ever, Disney, who can put all their muscle behind their various controlled subsidiaries to create a near-unprecedented level of awareness for an already beloved, multi-generational brand. Not leveraging star power in that instance wasn't much of a risk.


I believe he's talking about Episode 1: A New Hope. It was before my time, but I believe the actors were predominantly known before then. The points in my post stand.

View PostNever Forgotten, on 13 February 2018 - 09:41 PM, said:

Remember, before The Birth, the aliens only took our women to lure Duke away from Earth. That could make for an interesting plot twist.


Where did that information come from?

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View PostMicky C, on 14 February 2018 - 04:02 AM, said:

I believe he's talking about Episode 1: A New Hope. It was before my time, but I believe the actors were predominantly known before then. The points in my post stand.


Actually, George did have a thing about using unknown actors for his leads. Harrison at the time was only in American Graffiti, of things that were of note anyway. This is why he was so resistant to using Harrison for Indiana Jones because he would have used him 3 times. Mark Hamill was fairly small time. Carrie Fisher was probably more well known, but she was in an acting family. Course, I wasn't there then either, but that's what I hear.

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Where did that information come from?


He's assuming it. Just because it happened to distract Duke during Episode 2 doesn't mean it wasn't "their plan all along." Obviously they do more with the women than use them as a lure for Duke.

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Maybe it was my wording... I meant in the original 3 episodes, before they made The Birth, that was their plan, I can't remember where I read that, if I can find it, I'll post it, but it wasn't until they made The Birth that they were impregnating them. I'm not assuming this, this comes from somewhere, let me wake up and I'll see if I can find it... If not, maybe it was something that I read years ago that isn't true, I used to read everything I could about Duke.

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That's the first I've heard of it. I only had version 1.3D when I was younger and never played the Atomic/Plutonium episode until years later.

View PostMusicallyInspired, on 14 February 2018 - 05:22 AM, said:

He's assuming it. Just because it happened to distract Duke during Episode 2 doesn't mean it was "their plan all along." Obviously they do more with the women than use them as a lure for Duke.


Ack, ftfm.

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It was something I read a while back, and it seems to have vanished... I'm guessing it wasn't true, and I just took it to heart because I was young and naive... plus it kinda makes sense, since it's hard to impregnate babes when they still have their panties on. :dukejk: Either way though, could make for an interesting plot point in a movie.

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They could have done it another way Remember Aliens?

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If they do a grocery store scene in the movie, they should make it somewhat similar to this, but with aliens. Have Duke playing mind games on the aliens and confusing them. I think it could be entertaining.


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View PostMusicallyInspired, on 14 February 2018 - 05:22 AM, said:

Actually, George did have a thing about using unknown actors for his leads. Harrison at the time was only in American Graffiti, of things that were of note anyway. This is why he was so resistant to using Harrison for Indiana Jones because he would have used him 3 times. Mark Hamill was fairly small time. Carrie Fisher was probably more well known, but she was in an acting family. Course, I wasn't there then either, but that's what I hear.


Whoops, I meant the actors were NOT predominantly known. Probably the worst word to accidentally leave our in that sentence :P

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CBR: John Cena Confirmed For Deadpool-esque Adaptation of Duke Nukem.

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“Yeah, that’s what we’re working with now,” the producers told Cinemablend while promoting their latest film A Quiet Place, starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. “He is. Yes. We don’t have a script yet, so that is confirmed at this point but if he reads the script and he doesn’t like the script I’m sure there’s ways that he could pull out, but right now he’s our guy.”

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I wonder if the script is completely out of the hands of Gearbox/2K/Allen Blum specifically or if they have at least some creative input.

I have faith Cena himself would do the character justice and wouldn't phone it in.
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Once again they put the cart before the horse.

They did this with the first one too. They didn't finish a full script before trying to put the deal together and it fell through. I'm not sure how far Scott Faye got before things fell apart, but I know the general framework for it was a shit show.

They really need to finish a script before they start talking about making a movie. No script, no foundation, and thus no point.

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This movie better have Dr Proton in it i swear to god.

Take this you rapscallion!

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I expect this to be a trainwreck, but I hope for some D3D locations at least, especially from e1 and e2.
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If this helps to push for a new Duke Nukem game that isn't crappy, I say go for it.
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Man, Jon St John must be fucking pissed off at this.
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View PostCommando Nukem, on 27 March 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

Once again they put the cart before the horse.

They did this with the first one too. They didn't finish a full script before trying to put the deal together and it fell through. I'm not sure how far Scott Faye got before things fell apart, but I know the general framework for it was a shit show.

They really need to finish a script before they start talking about making a movie. No script, no foundation, and thus no point.


While you're right, this is how Hollywood works these days for most blockbuster type movies it seems. Star Wars episode 9 doesn't even have a script yet, JJ was talking about how he'll figure it out etc. Where as "spec scripts", cool scripts that get buzz for being good, end up getting made on their own merits.

That said, writing seems like it can be pretty quick at times, a few months etc, so hopefully they get somebody on board who gets it.

I'm still optimisticly looking forward to it, it'll be cool to see a Duke Nukem movie hit theaters. Just indeed, hopefully they do it right, and it's not another Max Payne movie type deal.

On Jon St John, I know he tweeted an opinion on this movie, but hey I say give him a cameo role. That would be fun, and is usually the go-to move for this kind of situation. Playing a radio DJ or something holed up somewhere in one scene.

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View PostPsychoGoatee, on 28 March 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

While you're right, this is how Hollywood works these days for most blockbuster type movies it seems. Star Wars episode 9 doesn't even have a script yet, JJ was talking about how he'll figure it out etc. Where as "spec scripts", cool scripts that get buzz for being good, end up getting made on their own merits.

That said, writing seems like it can be pretty quick at times, a few months etc, so hopefully they get somebody on board who gets it.


Star Wars is a major franchise wherein they already have dozens of speculative scripts submitted, story ideas on the table, and a team of writers alraedy assembled to formulate not only the main series but the spin offs.

Duke Nukem, outside of the games, is not an established franchise. Not having the script written before trying to generate hype has cause this particular film franchise to crash and burn three times prior to this.


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I'm sure Hollywood is loaded with scripts, plots,screenplays and ideas for action hero movies. Just tailor it to Duke and the ball is rolling.

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Jon St John should play General Graves or some mentor figure to Duke. Fair chance he's burned that sort of bridge, though.

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