VIDEO: Why Half-Life Doesn't Need Hollywood

There's nothing more depressing than to see an awesome gaming franchise being torn apart by horrible writing, horrible acting and a lack of proper vision in an embarrassing Hollywood translation. It's as if producers, directors, story writers and screenplay writers have absolutely no idea what a gaming console does, and has no desire to do the proper research so that the resulting film is just as genuine as the source material.

That said, what Hollywood needs is writers, directors and producers that actually live and breathe games. A prime example would be InfectiousDesigner who have been creating Half-Life live-action clips for years. They're not half-baked fan-based clips made in the backyard either, but full-blown short films combining live action and CG environments and elements.

The latest short film from InfectiousDesigner is a remake of the original Half-Life's opening sequence. "After 10+ years since it's release, if you ever go back and replay the original Half-Life, it doesn't look anything like you remember," the director explains. "The graphics are horrible compared to present day games, but years ago it blew my mind. This video plays with that contrast. I incorporated a fusion of live action and CG environments that give it a semi-realistic look, but also not realistic at the same time."

Valve, you seriously need to let this team create a full-blown theatrical release...

  • tacoslave
    this made my nipples hard
  • ProDigit10
    hollywood needs writers that actually know how to write a script, and not have hundreds of Steven Spielberg jack-offs, that know nothing better than to create a story line/ending that's already visible after 10 minutes in the movie!
  • cancer2
    Yeah, I wish they would make a serious(Sam :D) movie, but I'm afraid they would just tarnish the name: Freeman.
    There were rumors about an MK movie also, and except for a few clips nothing else was heard of.
  • secolliyn
    Someone is Hollywood needs to hire the people that made this... and makes good movies that people will go see instead of this crap they shovel out these days and the remake bulls*it the give us over and over again i mean really just have an original idea
  • FunSurfer
    Any news about Episode 3?
  • alhanelem
    the microwave part of the clip brought back memories
  • ohim
    you guys actually liked this movie ? i find it a total crap .. bad acting and bad video effects ... they should let some serious movie producers make a movie about this not randoms.
  • alyoshka
    Wasn't there another movie like this and we had the same writeup about not needing Hollywood, or then telling Hollywood to go this way...???
  • leandrodafontoura
    This is most certainly unaware to you guys, but Half-life is based on a book, called The Myst, wich has already been adpated to a movie, and its f$@#$# awesome!!! Its with that guy that plays Two-Face Aaron eckhart, hope thats spelled right.

    Check it out
  • kristoffe
    great film! awesome referencing the special effects to half life, which in turn is nodding to the novel. +1