Producer Scott Faye, currently finishing work on Max Payne, has recently realized there was another video game franchise that hadn't been made into a movie yet. This bothers him, so he's going to make a Duke Nukem movie. UGH:
“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,” said Faye. “Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character.”
But wait. Isn't the character of Duke Nukem basically just a parodic fusion of Stallone/Schwarzenegger-style action heroes, Clint Eastwood's voice, and Bruce Campbell's Army of Darkness quips (literally the exact same quips), which would make for a terrible, unbelievable lead character? And if they changed things enough to make it feasible enough for a film, wouldn't that just alienate the hardcore fans who are the only ones who would bother paying to see it in the first place? Yes, definitely. That's the way of the video game movie.