J.J. Abrams and Valve teaming up for Portal, Half Life movies

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    In a stunning reveal, Valve head honcho and Indiana Jones boulder cosplayer Gabe Newell and famed director/lens flare enthusiast JJ Abrams have announced that they are currently in talks for film adaptations of Valve's most beloved franchises: Half Life and Portal.

    While rumors have been swirling about film adaptations of Valve's works, this is the first concrete evidence towards it. As Abrams said, "It's as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets."

    Abrams went on to say that they " are going to be bringing on a writer" and they "have a lot of very interesting ideas."

    However, video games moving to the big screen hasn't exactly been a fruitful affair, with most movies falling into the "mediocre" to "awful" category. Abrams assured us that this won't be the case. "We're also aware of the cautionary tales of movies that became games and vice versa," he said. "Our goal here to is to treat the world Valve has created in both these properties like anyone would a book or some great story that comes from a pitch or original script - just to treat it with the respect they treat their games and their players with."

    JJ Abrams is most known for his work on Lost, Cloverfield, and the Star Trek reboot. He's also directing the upcoming Star Trek sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness and was revealed to be signed on as the director of Star Wars Episode VII. With these new projects on his plate, expect to see him in the news even more.

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  2. soulx

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    I'm cautiously optimistic.
     
  3. Ron

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    Half Life: The Movie
    Starring Morgan Freeman as Gordon Freeman

    Coming to a theatre near you in 2014 2015 2016 2029 "when it's done"!


    inb4 "Half Life 3 Confirmed!"
     
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    Well, I can definitely say I didn't see this coming. What, is J.J. Abrams trying to get his hands on all of the science fiction franchises now?
     
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    What episode is that from?
     
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    So will this be made on Valve time or Hollywood time?
     
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    I can't remember for the life of me. I think this is from when Plinkett gets the DVD player, but I just don't know for sure.
     
  8. Janthran

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    JJ Abrams is also known for his obsession with terrible lighting. Just sayin'.

    Not like Portal can suffer greatly from this, but Half-Life could.
     
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    ...Wait wait wait... Portal as a movie? Did not see that coming.
    I wonder who will voice her?
     
  10. FireEmblemGuy

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    Portal has a great story, but I don't know if the narrative style really would work for a movie format. We might get some sort of Half-Life project but I don't think we'll ever get more than a script treatment or two out of Portal, unless it's an original story and not an adaptation.
     
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    Don't need voices. Hell, look at Wall-E, or The Paperman.
     
  12. Fear Zoa

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    As much as I love valve, I'm going to have to place this firmly in the "Do not want" category.
    It just seems like a strange move seeing as both portal and Half Life were very good at conveying their stories in the first place. (They also tie into each other)
     
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    But yet they can't finish Half Life 3, I see how it is :glare:
     
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    I wonder how much lens glare each movie will have :glare:
     
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    This could be great. Or it could suck and bring shame to the franchises. Certainly looking forward to seeing the end result though.
     
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    Well I know everyone's worried about them ruining Gordon and Chell with voices but they could be movies based in the universes of each game.

    I could see a Portal prequel with another test subject or a Half Life prequel about the war when Gordon was in stasis.
     
  17. Pong20302000

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    maybe gabe needs a hearing aid?

    everyone asking for Half Life 3 and Portal 3
    but whats he hears is Half Life Movie and Portal Movie
     
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    the movie will have a sequel but no third, mark my words.
     
  20. narutofan777

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    j.j. abrams isn't really good.