If there ever was a Half-Life movie, Valve won't take any chances by letting Hollywood producers and writers get their grubby hands on it. CEO Gabe Newell believes films based on games should be handled by those who made the title in the first place.
We've all seen these kinds of films get mangled up in theatres but Newell has seen the horror in person. He was approached by many directors after Half-Life shipped and it wasn't pretty:
"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."
Everyone at Valve was convinced that either no movie should be made or they'd have to handle it themselves. Fortunately for the fans, they've decided to experiment on the latter and it's taken the form of Team Fortress 2's "Meet the Team" videos.