I am amazed that Duke Nukem hasn't been made it into a movie yet. Lara Croft got a movie deal faster than he did -- perhaps that's why she let him touch her boobs and live. Consolation prize.

Well, perhaps Duke got the last laugh, because producer Scott Faye, the man behind the upcoming Max Payne, isn't going to rest on his video game movie laurels. According to Kotaku, he's working with 3D Realms' Scott Miller to make a Duke Nukem movie. "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. 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. Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character."

Lest you think that it is all empty producer-speak, it was just such a casual verbal commitment that started the ball rolling on Max Payne, which Faye first saw 10 years ago at E3 in Atlanta. He told Miller he would get a Max Payne movie made -- and he did. That's devotion. I certainly hope, just for Faye's sake, that it doesn't take another decade to get Duke Nukem made. Anyway, Nukem fans, has the boat sailed? Would you still be into a big screen version? And which musclebound man would you place your bets on taking the lead? I've got nothing outside of genetically combining Dolph Lundgren and Kurt Russell. But I nominate the crazy woman from the Duke Nukem Chat Prank as the villain -- Google that, it's too naughty to link here.

[via Empire]
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