Seriously, if there was ever a pair made in the popcorn movie good place, it would be Michael Bay and John Cena working on a Duke Nukem movie. Nukem, voiced in the games by Jon St. John since 1996, has appeared in 19 games, most recently 'Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour'. The fourth game, Duke Nukem Forever, did indeed take pretty much forever to arrive, eventually landing in 2011.
In recent years, Cena has turned his focus towards acting, starring in a range of projects that includes Daddy's Home and the Amy Schumer-led Trainwreck.
The film's rights have already been purchased by Paramount Studios but so far no screenwriter or director are attached to the film.
The Nukem video games follow muscular adventures of its titular protagonist, who initially was a mash-up of action hero tropes.
Despite it being 2018, Duke Nukem might soon get a film adaptation.
It's noted no director or writer is on board the Duke Nukem movie as of yet, but it is meant to be a starring vehicle for John Cena. With Platinum Dunes on board, Bay will serve as a producer alongside Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. He's expected to wrestle at this year's WrestleMania 34 event, although he will then take more time off to act in even more movies he's now booked for.