JJ Abrams developing Half-Life and Portal movies?

News Simon Brew
7 Feb 2013 - 07:45
Portal: it's coming back...

JJ Abrams might just be adding Half-Life and Portal to Star Wars and Star Trek...

We wouldn’t ever class JJ Abrams as the kind of man who appears to have a lot of time on his hands (his commitments to Star Trek and Star Wars alone would make many weep), but he still seems to be finding a collection of new projects to develop. Chatting at the DICE Summit, and as reported by Polygon, JJ Abrams revealed that some kind of team up with videogame company Valve may be on the way.

Abrams was sharing the stage with Valve’s Gabe Newell, and said that “there’s an idea for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on”. Newell then countered, saying “we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie … what we are actually doing here, we are capitulating a series of conversations going on. We reached the point that we decided to do more than talk”.

Crikey. Both sound an awful long way off happening (heck, gamers have been waiting for Half Life II: Episode 3 for what seems like forever), but the idea of both, with Abrams’ involvement, sounds extremely interesting. If Newell and Abrams reveal any progress, we’ll let you know…


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