Gabe Newell Reveals Hollywood's Terrible Half-Life Movie Ideas

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Gabe Newell of Valve made two appearance on the recent Nerdist podcast, and among the many topics covered was Hollywood's Half-Life and Left 4 Dead movie proposals.

It's pretty easy to understand why Valve turned them away when they were presenting ideas that involved horse-riding in a movie based on Half-Life. Newell said, "There really were people who came to us with proposals of: ‘Okay, it's Half-Life 1, and there are horses, and it's a cavalry charge, and it's high-tech carbon armor on the horses,' and we were like, ‘What the f*** are you talking about? Have you even played this?'"

To be totally fair to Hollywood, I would probably go see that movie, just to see how far they got from the source material.

Head here to check out the two Gabe Newell episodes of the podcast.

Photo credit: Nerdist