Word is that Francis Ford Coppola’s company, American Zoetrope, is working on a video game based on his famed Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now. The company started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $900,000 for the project, only to cancel it after 2,711 people ponied up $172,503.
“New Vegas on acid in Vietnam…experience the psychological horror of the original motion picture” is how the venture was described on Kickstarter, which gives you something of an idea about what the interactive game would be like.
It goes on: “You will explore the jungles and rivers of Vietnam in first person perspective. You join a crew of ‘rock and rollers with one foot in their grave.’ Your ultimate mission is to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a rogue American officer who is accused of forming a private army and operating ‘totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.’ Combat is often your last resort; the wise soldier will avoid the ever-looming enemy at all costs. Maintaining resources and relationships is key to your survival and your success.”