American Zoetrope has launched a Kickstarter campaign to collect funds to help video game publishers turn Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now into a video game.

In order to do so, they're seeking $900,000 to digitally recreate the Vietnam drama. And while it seems that such a success story like Coppola could get funding on any project he wanted, but they're claiming that "the traditional game publisher system won't let this happen."

"Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come," says Coppola in a statement. "Today, I'm joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of 'Apocalypse Now,' where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. 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."

We will create a game that challenges what an interactive experience can be, just as the original motion picture challenged the concept of cinema," Montgomery Markland, who serves as game director on the project, adds. "We will deliver a greater variety of experience and interaction than is currently available within the the relatively static industry."

If you're interested in helping, head here.