Martin Sheen som Captain Benjamin L. Willard.

Apocalypse Now er en af mine absolutte yndlingsfilm. Francis Ford Coppolas mesterværk fra 1979 er en film som få. Den bød bl.a. på Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando og Robert Duvall tre fantastiske og ikoniske roller. Filmen blev indspillet under Vietnam-krigen og dens tilblivelse var ikke uden store udfordringer.

Marlon Brando som Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.

Nu mener Francis Ford Coppola at tiden er moden til et spil baseret på filmen. Han og en række branche-veteraner har netop lanceret et crowfunding projekt via Kickstarter. Coppola søger $900.000 til hvad han fortæller vil være et tre-årigt udviklingsprojekt.

Robert Duvall som surf-elskende William “Bill” Kilgore.

Vi håber at spillet vil være ligeså grusomt som filmen. Det lader dog til, at filmens “vibe” vil blive fulgt ganske tæt.

I love the smell off Napalm in the morning…

Her er hvad Coppola selv siger om projektet:

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.

But you can Make It Happen.

Apocalypse Now depicts the horror and spectacle of the Vietnam War through the character of Captain Benjamin Willard, an American tasked with the assassination of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.

The game is an interactive recreation of Willard’s journey, as seen through a survival horror lens in which players with limited resources face unspeakable terrors.

By choosing how to react to these situations, each player molds a unique version of Willard within the loose confines of the film story. You are Willard and your actions will determine his fate.

Your mission begins in Saigon, where Willard is holed up in a dingy hotel. Audio and visual distortion evoke Willard’s emotions and past experiences. The game provides you subjective access to a character who is already nearly insane…

10 KOMMENTARER

  1. Ultimative Nam’ film ! De fanger sindsygen som ingen anden film……

    Elsker at de stadig bruger cowboyhatten som Duvall har på. Snakkede med Lt. *something* fra US Air Cav. her sidst der var flyshow i Skydstrup. Han havde nemlig også sådan en hat på. De fløj så godt nok Blackhawk, men det osede af stemning alligevel :-).