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Duke Nukem: The Movie will be a
co-production between Dimension and multimedia giant Threshold Entertainment,
the company that first licensed the property from game designer 3-D Realms
three years ago and who had a huge hit with Mortal Kombat. I am
extremely thrilled to bring this massively successful video game to the big
screen, said Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein. This type of
franchise action film, is the perfect fit for Dimension. While a script
is still being readied, the plot will be straight out of the video game with
the beer-guzzling gunslinger taking on an alien ship on a collision course with
But Duncans fame turned to infamy when, in 1944, she was tried at the Old Bailey under the ancient 1735 Witchcraft Act and sentenced to nine months in prison. Her crime was divulging wartime secrets from The Other Side to inquisitive families about their armed forces relatives which came too close to the truth for the governments comfort. So did she really have a gift? Or was she just another spiritualist defrauding the bereaved with the war revelations being lucky guesses? Thats the thrust of the movie in which Dench will have to be padded out to enormous size to play the grossly overweight Duncan (detractors said thats how she could swallow the fake ectoplasm) who died of heart failure in 1956 after another misguided arrest.
When I say blow it up, Im making it sound a fraction more dramatic, said Corman. We tore down and burned out the interior and the roof, leaving a lot of the shell still there so that we didnt have to get into major explosives. Almost nothing was left of the interior. We started a fire then blew up the flaming section. The scene took a couple of hours to film and Slaughter Studios is due out late summer...
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