Former James Bond author Raymond Benson is teaming up with screenwriter and director John Milius for his next book, a novelisation of the upcoming video game Homefront. Milius is best known for his screenwriting contributions to such films as Apocalypse Now and Clear and Present Danger. He also wrote and directed Red Dawn and Conan the Barbarian. Additionally, he wrote script for Homefront which in many ways is similar to Red Dawn.
In 2027 a unified Korea joined by Japan invades the United States setting up what publisher THQ hopes to be a series. Milius said, “Homefront represents a fascinating vision of the near-future. After completing my work on the game, it became clear that there were many more stories to tell, and this book will offer a chilling look at this near-future world.”
This is not Benson’s first foray into novelising a video game. In 2004 Benson was the first to use the pseudonym David Michaels which he used to write the first two Splinter Cell novels under the Tom Clancy brand. Later in 2008 and 2009 he wrote the first two novelisations of Metal Gear Solid.
Homefront will be published this upcoming March.
Next year will also see the release of Raymond Benson’s next original novel titled The Black Stiletto in September.