The end result was a limited edition book of about 20,000 copies but producer Adam Rackoff and Modine came up with the idea of an iPad app based on the existing materials.
It will use rescanned images, along with audio of Modine reading his own diary entries and feature previously unseen content.
Last month Rackoff and Modine created a Kickstarter page to raise the $20,000 needed to complete this project.
As I write this they currently have 252 backers who have pledged $17,889 of the $20,000 goal.
Potential donors can pledge from $1 up to $10,000.
The deadline is Friday 3rd June.
> Kickstarter page for Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Jacket Diary” iPad App
> Full Metal Jacket at Wikipedia
> Stanley Kubrick at MUBi