THQ Announces Milius-Penned Military FPS Homefront
THQ has commissioned Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn film writer John Milius to pen the story for Homefront, a new FPS made by Frontlines: Fuel of War house Kaos Studios.
Milius co-wrote the screenplay for the 1979 Vietnam War movie Apocalypse Now, working alongside famed director Francis Ford Coppola. He also wrote the 1984 movie Red Dawn, which followed the events of young Americans who were defending their homeland from a Soviet invasion.
Homefront's basic concept is in the same vein as Red Dawn, as the single player campaign's story revolves around the "American Civilian Resistance" which is battling against an "oppressive North Korean occupation". The game is set 10 years after the economic collapse of the U.S.
Aside from the story-driven single-player campaign, Homefront, which is slated for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3, will also feature multiplayer. THQ-owned developer Kaos Studios is also behind 2008's Frontlines: Fuel of War, which featured extensive mulitplayer options.
Kaos emerged in 2006, formed by ex-members of defunct New York-based Trauma Studios, developers of the Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942.
"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.
THQ will be showing more of the game at E3 2009 next week in Los Angeles.