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Genres: Action, Horror, Science Fiction
Production Phase: Rumored
Who's Making It: Valve Corporation (Publisher - Video Game),
Premise: Gordon Freeman, a particle physicist working at the top secret Black Mesa complex, is the only person on the planet that can stop an invasion of alien beings from a different dimension. Based on the... More »
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ever since Valve released its Half-Life first-person shooter back in 1998 there's been speculation of making a movie adaptation out of the video game. Finally, after years of wondering why a Half-Life movie was never announced, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spoke with PC Gamer magazine and said that Hollywood had approached Valve over the years but there was a reason why the company never sold the movie rights.
"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," explained Newell. "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." [Full story]- PC Gamer. Comment on this Scoop (0)