Francis Ford Coppola’s film studio American Zoetrope is teaming up with a crack team of game industry veterans to turn classic war movie Apocalypse Now into a crowdfunded psychological horror role-playing game. Coppola commented:
“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 videogames 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.”
To make this happen a target of $900,000 needs to be reached on Kickstarter goal be reached, the plan is then to have Apocalypse Now in early access by 2019, in time for the film’s 40th anniversary, with a wide release in 2020.