The Half-Life series is one of the most critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time. Understandably, I flipped out when Valve and J.J. Abrams announced that a Half-Life movie was in the works. Knowing Valve though, this announcement could just be another reason for us to get excited for something that will never happen.
For those of you don't know, Half-Life was Valve's debut title and was a huge success upon release. Due to the game's success, Valve began work on a sequel, aptly named Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2 went on to become the most critically acclaimed game of all time. Half-Life 2 left some plot points open so Valve decided to develop a trilogy of Half-Life 2 episodes to continue the story. Episodes 1 and 2 were released in a periodic fashion but Episode 3, which was supposed to be released around Christmas 2007, never saw the light of day. This angered many Half-Life fans around the world, including myself, because of Episode 2's cliffhanger ending. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 has since become the most infamous case of video game vaporware in history.
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 ends as two Combine Advisors attack the resistance hangar and kill Eli Vance before being attacked by D0g, Alyx Vance's protector, causing them to flee. It fades to black as Alyx is weeping over her father's dead body.
Valve hasn't stated if the [Half-Life](movie:765408) film would be an adaption of the first game or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in the form of a film. I would honestly love to see a series of movies based on each game and have Valve develop a game to release alongside the 5th movie, which would be Half-Life 2: Episode 3. J.J. Abrams has stated that he is directing the Half-Life film if it does get made, so that's a plus.
That's enough of me talking. How would you like the Half-Life film to play out, or are you more desperate to see Half-Life 3? Who would you want them to cast as Gordon Freeman? G-Man? Maybe they could even get Andy Serkis to sneak in their and do motion capture for the vortigaunts.