Valve writer discusses potential Half-Life movie directors

That's all well and good, but where the hell is Half-Life 3?

Posted By | On 26th, Nov. 2012

Concept Half-Life 3 Image

With Ubisoft pushing its game-tie in movies by hiring Michael Fassbender in their Assassin’s Creed film and The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy in their Splinter Cell movie, and the Deus Ex movie also making good progress, people have been getting really excited about seeing their favourite video games being adapted into movies- properly. 

One of those game-to-movie adaptations people are genuinely excited about is Half-Life. Because, well, it’s Half-Life. For those of you who’re desperate for even the slightest talks of a Half-Life movie, this might be interesting.

Long-time Valve writer, Marc Laidlaw (not to be confused with BioWare’s Dragon Age 2 man, Mike Laidlaw) has chipped in with his own suggestions on who he thinks could direct a Half-Life move properly, mentioning the likes of Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro.

“If Paul Verhoeven returned to science fiction films, he would do something insane with Half-Life…maybe something objectionably insane, but at least not boring,” Laidlaw said to New Rising Media (via OXM UK). “Peter Jackson has proved himself an amazing purveyor of faithful adaptations.

“Guillermo del Toro has the horror vibe that I think a lot of people miss out on when thinking about a Half-Life movie. Half-Life is essentially horror after all. The science in it barely passes as hand-waving, but when a headcrab jumps at your head, it’s a precisely engineered jolt.”

He concluded: “There are probably a lot of good potential directors, but I think most of them are busy pursuing their own visions.”

What do you guys think? Do you have any ideas or suggestions about a Half-Life movie? Fire away in the comments below.


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