Half-Life: The Movie (or just simply Half-Life) is a science fiction action adventure movie based on Valve's video game series Half-Life, also taking mostly inspiration from Half-Life 2 (2004). It was released worldwide on 16 June 2006, mostly to lukewarm reception.
Although no true film sequel was created, a three part miniseries followed a month later titled Half-Life: The Series, which acted as a continuation to the film. The planned Half-Life film series was put on hold following the launch of the soap opera drama series City 17 Street in August 2006.
In 2018 - twelve years following the release of Half-Life: The Movie, the Half-Life film series was relaunched under the unofficial brand "Half-Life Cinematic Universe", with a sequel titled Half-Life: The Freeman being released in November 2018, and two prequels G-Man and Half-Life: Seven Hour War being released in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
- Brad Pitt as Gordon Freeman
- Merle Dandridge as Alyx Vance
- Christopher Walken as The G-Man
- Sean Connery as Wallace Breen
- Morgan Freeman as Eli Vance
The plot follows similarity to the storyline of Half-Life 2 and ignores the Black Mesa Incident (although its referenced to through dialogue). It begins with Gordon Freeman awakening on a train to find himself in a city under the rule of alien dictatorship by a multi-dimensional organisation named the Combine. Gordon reconnects with his friends in order to plan a way to defeat the Combine and free humanity.
Sequels, prequels and spin-offs
A three part miniseries followed in July 2006. With its success, a television series titled City 17 Street began airing in August 2006, although set in a separate continuity.