Apocalypse Now writer John Milius to pen Homefront plot

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 15:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Apocalypse Now writer and Conan the Barbarian director John Milius will compose the story for Kaos Studios FPS Homefront, THQ said today.

The game’s single-player story takes place ten years after economic collapse in the US, where the American Civilian Resistance is battling it out against an “oppressive North Korean occupation”.

“Homefront isn’t about going to war on the other side of the world or battling aliens from another planet; it’s about fighting foreign invaders in your own backyard and defending your right to live,” said David Votypka, design director at Kaos Studios.

Multiplayer’s included as well. THQ will debut the game at E3 next week.

It’s slated for release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, with a release yet to be announced soon.

Via Gamasutra.




    Big hitter.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    I am always looking for something different.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Peetry

    I wonder who’ll be the good guys? … will sell well in the US, might as well not bother releasing in Europe.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Captain Fruitloop


    That’s what that Apocalypse Now credit is supposed to make you think. Milius hasn’t even been able to get himself arrested in the Hollywood industry for the past 20 years.

    And the finished Apocalypse Now is virtually unrecognisable to Milius’s screenplay, after Coppola basically threw away the script and went his own way.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hunam

    The NK are hiding in his beard.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. matirishh


    #6 6 years ago
  7. endwar-rocks

    North Korea invading the US??!! Come on guys, give gamers some more credit for being a bit more critical in their thinking.

    Look at COD4, that IS plausible. Or EVEN World in Conflict when Russia was the Soviet Union. And even Endwar has an oil crisis that has Saudi Arabia nuked leaving Russia as the leading oil/gas supplier and funding their massive military buildup.

    But North Korea?? Come on Kaos, a full CONVENTIONAL invasion?

    Maybe a truck or ship borne nuke, but massive armies crossing the Pacific?

    Sounds a bit ridiculous!

    #7 6 years ago

    @ Captain Fruitloop:

    Oh right.

    Will be interesting to see what they come up with though… My guess is that they decided on the USP of setting it inside the US in a modern/near future setting before coming up with the rest of the story.

    So obviously Iraq/Iran/Afghanistan are less likely to have invaded the US than probably Canada, so their best option was North Korea, who at least have nukes these days.

    They might have been better off going with Europe…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Whizzo

    Soviets with their Cuban buddies invading the US in “Red Dawn” was fairly preposterous in the eighties but I can’t see how Milius is going to make this even slightly plausible.

    I bet he’s just doing a search and replace job on his old script.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    It’ll obviously be mind-control, Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style. Regular, fresh-faced Americans turned overnight into EVIL RED INFILTRATORS!

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    What about if America had a huge civil war and everyone started eating themselves to the point there were only a few million people left and they were all really fat because they’d eaten so many babies and they couldn’t stop Johnny North Korea and his massive Pacific boat docking in California and getting busy with the bamboo rifles?


    #11 6 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    Really like the sound of this.

    I wish 6 Days in Fallujah had worked out. I really want to see a game, where you buy an FPS expecting and FPS, to ahve the floor torn out from underneath you. A horror game, with very little gunplay.

    It needs to happen.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    What the fuck Pat… Too much coffee.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Of course, if this was somehow turned into a “Team America: World Police” game then it would instantly become a classic.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Captain Fruitloop

    According to imdb, a Red Dawn remake is out next year. (This time, it’s the fiendish Chinese who are invading the US.) Obviously, invasion fear is the new cultural zeitgeist across the Atlantic.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Hunam

    Do they only pick NK/China now because Russia don’t really mind all the anti-red propaganda anymore and it doesn’t get a rise out of them.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. The_Deleted

    Seems Korea are the new Red Menace. Something’s coming people. They’ve been testing nukes and told the UN that any attempt to intervene will be seen as a declaration of war. I’m surprised it’s not a bigger story.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Hunam

    Why would it? The west could wipe NK off the face of the earth in a matter of hours if it so wished.

    #18 6 years ago

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