Valve and J.J. Abrams to Create Films for Half Life, Portal
Can we get a “Hell yes”?
Well, that escalated quickly.
From co-hosting the D.I.C.E. Summit’s opening keynote with Valve boss Gabe Newell, J.J. Abrams now seems to be in serious talks with the company to make finally make films based off Half Life and Portal a reality.
Speaking to Polygon, Abrams stated that, “It’s as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets. Which is that we are really talking to Valve, we are going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas.
Based on their discussion of creating a video game together, Abrams felt it was the right time to move forward. “We’ve had so many meetings and finally got to a point where we said, ‘We need to start making stuff.’
“And so the ideas that we’ve had for games, the ideas they’ve had for turning Portal and Half-Life into a film, we just decided we actually have to start doing this stuff.”
Currently, Abrams is slated to direct the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. His most recent venture Star Trek: Into Darkness is set for release this May.