A long-rumored video game version of 1979’s Apocalypse Now, previously thought to be canceled, is now in active development again. None other than original film director Francis Ford Coppola has confirmed that the game is in the works through his production company, American Zoetrope.
“I’ve been watching video games grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, and I’m excited to explore the possibilities for Apocalypse Now for a new platform and a new generation,” Coppola said in a statement. He also referred to the game’s development team as “new daredevils” and confirmed that the game will closely follow the film’s plot. Players will control Captain Willard, and your starting mission is to find AWOL star officer Colonel Kurtz, reportedly whiling away in Cambodia, and terminate him (with extreme prejudice, of course).

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