novel, which was passively mentioned
last week during THQ's Montreal Studio
presser, has officially been announced, with an "early 2011" publishing date. Written by John Milius
and Apocalypse Now
) and Raymond Benson
(Metal Gear Solid
and James Bond
novels), the novel is designed to flesh out the world of Homefront
, which finds United States citizens dealing with a North Korean occupation.
The novel is part of the "vast transmedia strategy" for the franchise -- according to THQ's Danny Bilson -- so expect the standard graphic novels and coloring books to follow. Okay, maybe not the latter, unless it's bundled with a big
red crayon for all the blood.
Although no further transmedia projects have been announced, let's be clear about how ambitious THQ
can get in these situations: Red Faction is getting a TV movie
on SyFy that could potentially turn into a full series.