Half-Life movie may be made by Valve themselves, says Gabe Newell

Half-Life movie will be made by Valve
Would you watch a Half-Life movie? What is said film was entirely created by Valve themselves?

In a new interview with Valve co-founder and CEO Gabe Newell (the man with a plan!), he states that Valve has been looking into the possibility of creating a Half-Life feature film, and that if one is made, it would only be because Valve themselves made it.

To quote:

“As a WoW player, I would much rather that the WoW team made the movie, right? Than anybody else. 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.’ And the people that fix it will be rewarded, and the people that don’t will be on the rubbish heap of history, or whatever the phrase is.

“Where we got into this direction was after Half-Life 1 had shipped. 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.

“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.”

Interesting indeed. Would you be excited to see a Half-Life film made by Valve? Or would you rather them focus their energy on Half-Life 3?

This is what a Half-Life feature film might look like.