Duke Nukem first appeared in the 1991 eponymous video game, developed by Apogee Software, as a muscular cigar-chomping man who always wears Ray-Bans and sports a flat-top haircut as he fights aliens to save planet Earth by using enormous physical strength and his expertise in firearms. John Cena is in talks to star in Paramount’s “Duke Nukem” movie, a big-screen version of the long-running video game franchise. The project is set up at Paramount-based Platinum Dunes, which is operated by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. Duke Nukem was once heralded for being the coolest video game protagonist around, but times have changed and his moment in the spotlight looked to be over with Duke Nukem Forever. However, a Duke Nukem movie may be the nostalgic hit that fans deserve.

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