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Valve will never commit to making a Half-Life movie unless it can base it on an "interesting idea" - but it hasn't ruled the possibility out.

The series' filmic qualities have made the idea of a feature adaptation a fan favourite discussion point - but other than some impressive amateur efforts, nothing official has ever been announced.

However, discussing the idea on Steamcast episode 48, Valve boss Gabe Newell said:



"Certainly it's something we've talked about a bunch. The problem that we have is the same problem we have when we were having this conversations with people outside is we need to have an interesting movie in mind before we commit to it. There's really so little value to making a bad movie about anything.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com...eresting-idea/
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It would be pretty hard for them to make a good movie out of it I think. I mean, it seems more like something that would need to be split into at least 2 parts for just the original Half Life story. Not to mention Half Life 2, and Episodes 1-3, it's something that would take a lot of work so it wouldn't turn out like all the awful game to movie remakes.
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Ep3 please
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Ep3 please
Ditto
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if you watch the movie, you get a promo code for a hat
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black mesa please?
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If I was valve and actually was working on the movie, I would include free CD keys for all the halflife games and charge slightly more for the ticket price of the movie. It would potentially bring in hundreds of thousands of new steam costumers.
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if you watch the movie, you get a promo code for a hat
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Man, they sure are milking that steamcast. I've seen at least 5 news things posted on here quoting Newell on something.
    
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Whatever you do, don't hand it to the big Hollywood Studios.

A movie about HL, has to be made by a passionate director, one who knows and plays or has played HL series, and knows the essence of it.

Sadly, this kind of inspiration is only often found on independent directors with low budgets. But i don't care, some of the best movies I've ever seen were made by indie directors with tiny budgets.
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