Duke Nukem to be Hollywood film

Max Payne producer heading project.

3D Realms has decided to turn Duke Nukem into a Hollywood film, and has enlisted Max Payne producer Scott Faye to help. And he wants to help.

"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," Faye told Kotaku. "As is the case with all of my game adaptations, I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation."

Faye will work closely with Scott Miller from 3D Realms. The pair plan to expand the IP without disregarding the story so far.

Faye spent ten years getting Max Payne a big-screen release - which, incidentally, is 14th November - and wants those involved with Duke Nukem to be happy and confident before studios are approached.

3D Realms is currently hard at work on Duke Nukem Forever. The infamously-titled shooter finally appears to be on track for release, after gameplay footage was aired in June. No date has been stamped on the game.

The developer also plans to release a revamped Duke Nukem 3D for Xbox Live and PC. The most recent estimate was September, so keep your eyes peeled.

Head over to our Duke Nukem Forever gamepage to find out more.

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