Half-Life Movie Will Be Made By Valve Or Nobody Else

After getting disappointed several times with the stories proposed by Hollywood studios for Hlaf-Life movie, Valve decided that the only way for such a movie to be produced satisfactory is if they made it themselves.

"As a WoW player, I would much rather that the WoW team made the movie, right? Than anybody else," Valve boss Gabe Newell told PC Gamer.

"I like Sam Raimi, I've been a fan ever since Evil Dead came out, but I would rather see Blizzard making the movie. We think that customers are like, 'OK, we're kind of sick and tired of the way you guys are slicing and dicing the experience of being a fan of Harry Potter, or Half-Life, or The Incredibles, and you need to fix it.'"

"Where we got into this direction was after Half-Life 1 had shipped. There was a whole bunch of meetings with people from Hollywood," he noted.

"Directors down there wanted to make a Half-Life movie and stuff, so they'd bring in a writer or some talent agency would bring in writers, and they would pitch us on their story."

"And their stories were just so bad. I mean, brutally, the worst. Not understanding what made the game a good game, or what made the property an interesting thing for people to be a fan of."

"That's when we started saying 'Wow, the best thing we could ever do is to just not do this as a movie, or we'd have to make it ourselves.' And I was like, 'Make it ourselves? Well that's impossible.' But the Team Fortress 2 thing, the Meet The Team shorts, is us trying to explore that."

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Ew

Anybody who puts their story into the hands of Sam Raimi is a fool. He had some good one hit wonders, but he is a terrible director. For example, Legend of the Seeker. Epic fail.

half life

half life was one of the greatest game ever made and it still is..But why thinking about making a movie now and not year ago?? Most movie, the game come out at the same time like Spiderman, the X-Man..

half life

half life was one of the greatest game ever made and it still is..But why thinking about making a movie now and not year ago?? Most movie, the game come out at the same time like Spiderman, the X-Man..

Half-life Movie/Game

Nice idea whid the Movie but what about the next episode of Half-Life 2 i played all games of valve, and i passed 13 times all half-life games. PS:I will suport valve to. Im a big fan and I LOVE VALVE!!!!!

Half-life Movie/Game

Nice idea whid the Movie but what about the next episode of Half-Life 2 i played all games of valve, and i passed 13 times all half-life games. PS:I will suport valve to. Im a big fan and I LOVE VALVE!!!!!

Peter Jackson to direct??

Would be good if he could direct it, just think of District9 only this time it will be City17 ftw!

You would have to compact the whole HL 1&2 stories together for a 1:60min movie however etc, that would be a hell of job considering. Well we wouldnt want to do a trilogy would we else we would be waiting forever for the third last installment woudlnt we?? lol

The script wouldnt be too hard as Valve already created it more of less for both HL 1&2.

And get that company that does the effects for BSG & Firefly!

Then get casting sorted, get "Stana Katic" to play Alyx as shes a kick ass girl, look simular when she has short hair like in 'Castle'.

Get "Hugh Lorrie" who looks like Gorden Freeman to play him lol

And "Patrick Stewart" to play the bald Doctor Kleiner!

For the filming i.e scenes would have to be simular to some of the good fanbase movies ive seen but id like to see an FPS scene like in Doom where Freeman uses the crowbar and various weapons against the Combine in C17.

Remeber the the buggy from Nemesis movie? where Picard is having fun driving it, need something like that and the hovercraft too.

Valve would make a fortune if they did there own movie for sure!

Umm... a half life movie...

Umm... a half life movie... not a bad idea, not a bad idea at all.

Even better, the guys ACTUALLY think with their heads and not their wallets. Guess there is nothing to lose if the movie is made by the same people who came up with the game itself.

I say do it, might actually be the very first movie from any video-game/comic/book/what-ever to ever be done the right way.

I'd look forward to that...

It's so true, basically every movie thats based on a video game sucks ass because Hollywood movie writers tend to change so much in order to adapt it for screenplay,that the things that made the game great become watered down and fuzzy, making the movie look like some 9 year old kid came up with the script.

I'd love to see what the game developers could come up with if given the chance, might even start a new trend in "Video Game Movies" as we saw with comics...(and I mean GOOD movies, not like Uwe Boll's crap, though if u want to laugh your ass off watch Blood Rayne while drunk..you'll understand....

There's enough shitty video game movies out there.....

Why not make a Half-life movie? The Half-life story is better than most movie plots. You get a genius like Cameron to direct, or Spielberg if you absolutely can't get Cameron & bust it out. The fuckin' best video game of all time so they (not I) say should probably be made into a movie. Doom was done. I thought very well. Halo got scrapped I guess. What ever happened to the MechWarrior movie I don't know but how does a piece of garbage like Transformers get made before MechWarrior? Transformers was well done but how fucking stupid is it? The Doom story is so Blah, even the movie one which was different & more plausible is still so shallow. Half-Life has one of the deepest & interesting stories in video gaming. It's got something for just about everyone. Thrills, suspense, action, romance (yawn) maybe a bit, mystery.... Throw in a bit of comedy, Get Cameron, make it epic & tell more of the Half-Life story w/it.

So true

Agreed, too many shitty game based movies out there because hollywood people think THEY know how to make movies and completely ruin the plots by adding their crap.

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