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Resting comfortably on its throne, as the best selling game ever, Half-Life has what Hollywood producers dream of. A best-selling title which enjoys critical acclaim, a feat which could be described as the Holy Grail of movie producers. The title could not miss out on the latest trend of turning video games to movies. The game's movie rights are currently doing the rounds in Hollywood and the entire status of the gaming industry may be judged by whether or not the game does get picked up.

It's true that game conversions to the big screen have not been as prolific and as successful as those originating from the comics world but if one title has the potential to change that, its Half-Life. As a game it combined exciting narrative with innovative gameplay and managed to create a dedicated following among gamers. As a movie it would be guaranteed an audience of gamers, the size of the investment on Hollywood's part will decide the rest. The Half-Life plot is also one which makes it particularly inviting to a big screen version. The change in Gordon Freeman from a scientist starting his job at the top secret Black Mesa research facility, to the unlikely hero, is pure Hollywood material.

The gaming industry has started to make serious money and it has widened its audience to a level which has caused the established powers to start paying attention. A possible movie version of the best-selling game and its consequent success or failure could play a big part in confirming gaming as a strong commercial force. Why should movies get all the merchandising deals while games and their creators miss out? If Hollywood does not pick up the movie rights it will probably restrict most gaming-to-movie conversions to low-end productions and miniscule budgets. This could also happen if Hollywood perceives the whole video game industry as a threat to its established domination of the entertainment business.

Judging by the latest surge of game inspired movies and the public's thirst to see such conversions however, it is very likely that a big budget movie will be produced, for the sake of the industry we will all pray that the movie will do the game justice.

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I think that a halflife movie would be sic as. MAKE ONE!!! i will go to see it for sure , just as a whole lot of others would do. but as i read further down. It would either kick ass , or the hollywood movie directors would totaly f**k it up and it would be nothing like the storyline of the game... if ya get me. wither way i would go and see it because the chances are if its anywhere as good as the game , it will kick f**king ass. I like all the half life series and call me a sad c**t but i still play them with mates over LAN sometimes , they are still very playable and the engine used was way ahead of its time.

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hey, they made tomb raider for a movie, and they turned out ok, and that is a game too and a hard story to go by. if they can do it for tomb raider, they can do it for halflifealso, if halflife was succesful, opposing force would be a great sequel

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lol, people are posting there real emails here... this means spam... and i mean mighty spam... be afraid, or just stand there.... if they make a half life movie, they need a decent director, and knowing the movie industry, they'll do something stupid, like make schwarzeniger freeman, which would blow the camel, dont worry lord anix, half life is great, we know it, they know it, their just afraid to admit it

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for all of you little fag monkys out there that hate HL, I'd like to put my two cents in. HL kicks ass and is a master piece and anyone who thinks differently can kiss my fat, harry, moldy ass you dumb little fags. Also the movie will kick ass too.One more thing I was surfing on the net to find out more info about HL2 and I found out the movie if there is going to be one will be most likly be computer animated. Oh yeah and my best regards off to all you HL fans out there. HALF LIFE RULES!

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i am the biggest half-life fan i have looked for any kind of clue of a movie coming out about my hero.How i got started in the whole half-life deal?, well my freinds dad had introduced it to me and well i would love it if you would keep me in contact please and write back please so i know im not talking to air

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well we should start talking about the movie if they make some sorry punk like ben afflect of some black dude gordan freeman all you fools are coming with me to hollywood to beat some hollywood producer ass well they should also make different scientist beacause i dont whant to see the same actor every damn minute well tell me what you think

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well also they should have bad ass looking aliens and gruns and tanks and ohh ya they should not f**k with the h.e.v. suite .........oo that would make me soo mad and if they do make a movie and chop it up and make it a half hour long im going to get pissed the plasma rifle should look kick ass and if hollywood is to lazee to write the script i will!!! can i get a AAAAAA MEN!!

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Rumours are starting to spread about this blockbuster, that they have secured Sam Raimi as the director and that Harrison Ford will play Gordon freeman. They are trying to get Christian Bale to play the G-man. Its looking promising.

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I've heard this as well, Apparrantly Christian Bale auditioned for the role of Gordon Freeman but it was decided that he would be much better as the G Man. Also the G man is set to have a more integral role in the story.

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i think its a bad idea because the video game movies never get the good production staff because nobody good wants to do a video game movie, and the movie ends up sucking balls.

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not exactly, i meen look at Resident evil the movie, that movie kicked ass, and there is gona be a sequal, i meen hey as long as youve got a good story it has the potential to be a great movie

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I've always wanted a Half-Life movie, when i first got the game and as i finished it for the first time i thought "this game would be awsome if it was turned into a movie" I say go for it!

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Nope I dont like this idea, I think it will turn out shit. There are many many ways of looking at Half-Life, with a movie it will only explore one way. I hope there isnt a movie for Half-Life. BUT I wouldnt mind a movie based off Half-Life, like in the same settings and stuff. But if there is a movie I dam well hope they dont call it "Half-Life" because... that would just be crap.

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Incase anyone doesn't know the gaming industry has more yearly gross earnings than the boxoffice does. So the game industry is the real big dog. Oh yeah i hope they do halflife justice.

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God damn it, I have so much respect for Sierra/Valve and now they've gone and done something like this. I'm sure they did it just for the money, but still! I'm a Half-Life fan but no matter what, it will never translate to a movie, ever! It could possibly be worse than Resident Evil, if that's possible. This is a disgrace to movies and Sierra should be ashamed, they probably are. I'm still excited about HL2 though.

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all i can say, is it better be as good as the game, and not a complete embarressment of a movie that can't even live up to the game it was made out of.but it could work, so why not try, if it sucks it sucks, bit it'll still be a half-life movie.i wish they'd damn well make a baldurs gate movie some time soon!

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I think its a great idea, but as is the par for the course, hollywood film producers ruin every good game/movie or comic/movie there is look at judge dredd for example. Valva should have final say in the film, and if need be fron the money to make it themselves that way there is no deviating from a storyline that is ready to be made into a movie without little interference. Scientist turns up for work, large accident, invasion by aliens, military come to kill everyone, then scientist transports to alien world, kills head alien and is offered a job by a sinister goverement agent, which leads nicely into half life 2.please please please dont let hollywood ruin this games image by making a second rate cross over, if u need anymore proof, just watch street fighter!thanks

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