Francis Ford Coppola wants to create a video game inspired by his famous movie ‘Apocalypse Now’ and he hopes fans will want to help finance the project.
The filmmaker launched a campaign on Kickstarter in hopes of raising $900,000 to create what he described as a “psychedelic and immersive horror role-playing game” inspired by his 1979 Vietnam war movie.
In a post published on the site, Francis Ford Coppola explains that he wants to experiment with a new platform and present Apocalypse Now to a new generation.
Coppola said that it was four decades ago that he made a film that he hoped would influence generations of move goers. The director said today he is joined by a team who want to make a video game version of ‘Apocalypse Now’, “where you are Captain Willard in the middle of the Vietnam War,” Coppola said.
The director adds that the video game publishers did not want to leave him the freedom he was looking for, comparing them to Hollywood studios who are afraid to take risks.
He says that the game put games into the middle of the war, but the goal will be not to be killed rather than to kill.
“We are not going to make a first-person shooter game,” the filmmaker said.
Coppola’s privately-held American Zoetrope film studio will back the game.
According to a report by Reuters, the $900,000 Kickstarter campaign is only a fraction of the cost needed to fund the game but will be a good way to test the market and the interest of the public.
He hopes to finish the game by the fall of 2020.
You can see a promotional trailer for the game below.