THQ's grim view of the future, in which North Korea somehow has the wherewithal to invade the United States, is being ported to books. Homefront is getting a novelization from people who know how to make game stories readable.

John Milius, the man who wrote and directed Red Dawn and Conan the Barbarian, is working with Raymond Benson, the man who writes Splinter Cell, James Bond and Metal Gear Solid books, to adapt Homefront into a novel early next year. Homefront: The Voice of Freedom is "set in the world of the epic new videogame" that THQ plans to ship on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2011.

Milius, who also boasts writing credit for Apocalypse Now and Medal of Honor: European Assault, is credited as writer on Homefront, which is in development at Kaos Studios.

THQ's Homefront book will be published by Random House's Del Rey imprint next year.