Francis Ford Coppola Developing ‘Apocalypse Now’ Video Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola wants to make an “Apocalypse Now” video game and he’s hoping fans will help pay for it.

The Bay Area maverick film director has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $900,000 for what he says will be an “immersive, psychedelic horror role-playing game” based on his classic 1979 Vietnam War film. In a message on the crowd-funding site, Coppola said he wanted to experiment with a new platform and bring “Apocalypse Now” to a new generation.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Director Francis Ford Coppola speaks on stage during Tribeca Talks Storytellers: Francis Ford Coppola With Jay McInerney at SVA Theatre 1 on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Francis Ford Coppola (credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Coppola said video game publishers wouldn’t provide him the artistic freedom he’s seeking, comparing them to risk-free Hollywood movie studios. He said the game will put you in the middle of the war, but the object is not to be killed rather than to kill.

Coppola is targeting to finish it by fall 2020.

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?
%d bloggers like this:

Watch & Listen LIVE