There’s a fairly good chance that videogame versions of Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn and Farewell to the King will remain firmly in the “highly unlikely” column for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, famed screenwriter John Milius, whose previous gaming credit includes Medal of Honor: European Assault, has joined Frontlines: Fuel of War developer Kaos Studios to write their next FPS, Homefront, which will be published by THQ, and is scheduled to be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
As Gamasutra reports, the game has a not-so-subtle Red Dawn-ish tinge to it, as it follows the “American Civilian Resistance” as they take on an “oppressive North Korean occupation” in the decade following the economic collapse of the United States. Add those similarities to the fact that there’s a Red Dawn remake in pre-production at the moment, and you're looking at a potentially damaging assault on Homefront's originality…front. However, Kaos Studios design director David Votypka's pitch for the game has me seriously intrigued: