Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola has announced that he wants to make a video game based on his acclaimed movie ‘Apocalypse Now’ and he has asked the fans to fund the videogame by starting a kickstarter campaign.
Francis Ford Coppola has said that he wants to develop a psychological horror roleplaying game based on the movie. The movie revolves around the character Capt. Willard played by Martin Sheen who is on a mission to assassinate a renegade colonel played by the Marlon Brando.
Capt. Willard will be the main character of the game and players will look at the world through his eyes.
Francis Ford Coppola does not want to involve major game developers from the gaming industry, he has funded his own projects in the past. This time around he is asking the fans to partially fund the game through a kickstarter campaign.
Coppola and his collaborators have asked to raise $900,000 and till Friday $89,000 had already been raised. Early backers will be rewarded with a chance to work with the developers and original props used in the movie.
However, this game will be nothing like popular shooting games like Battlefield and Call of Duty as Francis Ford Coppola said:
“Some game industry executives told us we should license our film and make a shooter game or do a mobile version, clearly trading only on the iconic title of the film, but that’s the last thing I’d want to do.”
He further said: “The major game publishers have modeled themselves after the big Hollywood studios in that they’re driven to make risk-free, formulaic, tent-pole projects that fit easily into a specific genre.”
Game developers from popular titles like “Fallout: New Vegas” and “Gears of War” will also work on the game so people can expect a decent game.
The game will be developed in three years and additional money will be raised by creating a separate website, Coppola has said he wants to remain as independent as ever but he will turn to other sources if required.