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Half-Life movie would have to be made by Valve

Gabe Newell says studio is looking into doing just that

The only way a Half-Life film could ever exist is if Valve made it itself. But that's not all that unlikely.

Valve boss Gabe Newell told PC Gamer that a Hollywood has been sniffing around the possibility of a Half-Life film before but the stories that were pitched were "the worst".

"As a WoW player, I would much rather that the WoW team made the movie, right? Than anybody else," he explained.

"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 added.

"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."

So there you have it folks, Valve are on the case and already looking into whether it's possible for the studio to venture into a feature length Half-Life film.

Prior to E3 everyone was hoping that Valve's much anticipated surprise would be Half-Life 3. It wasn't.

Would a Half-Life film make up for the absence of Half-Life 3? Yes, yes it would.

[ SOURCE: PC Gamer ]