Apocalypse Now director, producer, and co-writer Francis Ford Coppola, and a team of veteran developers have taken to Kickstarter seeking $900,000 to fund the development of a video game adaptation of the 1979 movie.
The game, directed by Montgomery Markland, executive produced by Lawrence Liberty, and written by Rob Auten, will be an “immersive, psychedelic horror RPG” from a team of creators, designers, directors, writers and producers of Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher, Neverwinter Nights 2, and more.
In a press release, Coppola said, “Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come. Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. I’ve been watching video games grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, and I’m excited to explore the possibilities for Apocalypse Now for a new platform and a new generation.”
At its base funding, the game will be released for PC. If it pulls in at least $2.5 million, it will also come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and at $3 million, virtual reality.
Visit the game’s Kickstarter page here.