Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary film director responsible for classics like The Godfather I and II and the not so great Godfather III, has announced that a game adaption of Apocalypse Now is in the works.
Apocalypse Now, which came out in 1979 (a very fine year) was directed by Coppola and considered one of his finest films and you can help make the game adaption a reality, if you want to chip in on Kickstarter.
According the Kickstarter page:
Francis Ford Coppola is excited to announce the game adaptation of Apocalypse Now directed by Montgomery Markland, executive produced by Lawrence Liberty and written by Rob Auten.
The game will be an immersive, psychedelic horror RPG from the creators, designers, directors, writers and producers of Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher, Neverwinter Nights 2, Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Everquest, DC Universe Online, PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2, Star Wars Galaxies and many more classic games.
This team of game development veterans have come together and obtained the approval of Francis Ford Coppola to bring Apocalypse Now to a new generation as a game.
We want your help because the traditional game publisher system won’t let this happen.
The Godfather was adapted into a game back in 2006 by EA, and Coppola was not a fan of it, as he was quoted as having “…nothing to do with the game and I disapprove. I think it’s a misuse of film.”
Well, it looks like this time around Coppola has given his approval. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what comes of it.