What would it be like? Could anyone really imagine what it would be like to view from a theater screen the journey of our favorite hero? Gordon Freeman would like awesome on the big screen.
But who would be the company to develop the movie? We all know Hollywood is notorious for dropping the ball on big budget game movies. How could any of us forget terrible “Max Payne” or the decently made movie “Hitman”, or these other terrible movies like: Prince of Persia, Mortal Kombat, Legend of Chun-Li, etc.
According to Tom’s Hardware Valve met with different people from Hollywood and none of them could pitch them a script that would suffice to represent Half Life in all of its glory.
Here is a quote from the interview between PC Gamer and Valve’s Gabe Newell:
In an interview with PC Gamer, Newell related a time after the release of the first Half-Life: “There was a whole bunch of meetings with people from Hollywood. 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.”
Many fans of the franchise are able to check out certain videos on YouTube like “Escape from City 17,” and “Beyond Black Mesa.”
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These videos were made by fans of the franchise who were inspired by the great storyline of Half Life. The silver lining for this could be the fact that Valve will take care of this themselves. This would ensure the fact that this game will get its just deserves when brought to the big screen for the masses that are all fond of Half Life. All of us are still salivating just for a glimpse of Half Life Episode 3, even if it was just a screenshot.
If your happy that Valve will be doing this in-house, or you would rather Hollywood take it over, feel free to comment!