Entertainment Anyone up for a Half Life movie? No? How about Portal? No? What if they were headed by JJ Abrams?

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  1. Mr Pink

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    http://www.pcgamer.com/jj-abrams-to...-week-to-discuss-portal-and-half-life-movies/

    Portal movie announcement coming 'fairly soon', says J.J. Abrams
    By Joe Donnelly 6 days ago


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    Word of J.J. Abrams-led Portal and Half-Life movies first surfaced three years ago when the esteemed film director and Valve's Gabe Newell floated the idea at the DICE 2013 summit in Las Vegas. In March of this year, Abrams confirmed both films' existence—"they're in development", he said—however information has been thin on the ground since. When pressed by IGN at Wednesday's Westworld red carpet event, Abrahams confirmed he's meeting with Valve next week.

    "We have a meeting coming up next week with Valve, we’re very active, I’m hoping that there will be a Portal announcement fairly soon," Abrams told IGN. "We are having some really interesting discussions with writers, many of whom...once you said you’re doing a movie or show about a specific thing that is a known quantity you start to find people who are rabid about these things."

    Which is pretty reassuring, given the fact Newell has spoken before about the poor quality of pitches he's received from Hollywood production companies over the years—some of which were "brutally, the worse", as a result of "not understanding what made the game good."

    Abrams continued: "As someone who loves playing Half Life and Portal, what’s the movie of this, it’s incredible when you talk to someone who just ‘gets’ it, it’s like, oh my god, it’s really the seed for this incredible tree you’re growing.

    "I look forward to being able to talk about it and announce who's working on it."

    As do I. Now, which Hollywood actors would best suit these roles, I wonder?
     
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    ClintDagger World's #2 Ranked Poster - Exec VP Larry, Inc VIP

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    JJ Abrams has his hands full redoing the national anthem.
     
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    loved portal so i'd watch that one for sure. i'm watching xmen days of future past and they have someone with a portal like power. it's cool on screen.

    i got stuck somewhere on portal 2 and stopped playing it. i need to try to conquer that area again. all games should have a - hey, i'm too slow, stoned or bad of a player to do this, let me move on - key. :grouch:
     
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    I was interested until JJ Abrams was brought up.
     
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    Still waiting on that crossword puzzle movie.
     
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    If they do a good job, this will be exciting.
     
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    :secret: It's called YouTube

    Or were you just unable to do the acrobatics?
     
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    Why is JJ Abrams special? Seriously asking here.
     
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    Love the games but have no interest in a movie
     
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    Youtube has gotten me through parts of games that I would have quit back in the day.
     
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    Birth of a nation is the movie to see
     
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    Half-Life(Counterstrike) is responsible for maybe 2/3 of my friends flunking out of college
     
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    Force Awakens was really disappointing
     
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    His name on something is a getting to be a reason for me not to see it.
     
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    If they were able to get the original voice actor for GLaDOS, that dialogue alone would be good enough to make a movie out of.

    The cake is a lie!
     
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    Here's a cool live action Portal short. Great ending

     
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    Meanwhile, Gordon Freeman sits and rots, waiting for the Half Life 3 call from Valve

     
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    Fuck yeah...a half life movie with JJ Abrams would rule!!
     
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    Gordon Freeman = Michael Fasbender
     
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    I would like to see a Diablo movie but more as a horror flick.