JJ Abrams casually mentions that he's working on Half Life and Portal feature films

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Two of the greatest critically acclaimed video games of all time. Could he possibly make a great video game movie where most others...no...all others have failed?

    http://www.pcgamer.com/jj-abrams-working-on-both-portal-and-half-life-movies/

    When IGN pressed for a status update on the rumoured Half-Life and Portal movies, JJ Abrams responded, "Not yet, but they're in development, and we've got writers, and we're working on both those stories. But nothing that would be an exciting update." Au contraire, Mr Abrams; confirmation of their existence is more exciting than you think.

    If the concept of a Half-Life or Portal movie is all news to you, I'm not surprised—there was a brief flurry of activity on the subject in 2013, when Abrams and Gaben got together at the DICE summit to talk about cross-platform storytelling. Newell suggested that "either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie" could work, while Abrams said he'd like to make a game with Valve.

    Even further back, in 2010 Newell lamented the quality of pitches he'd received from a litany of Hollywood production companies for a movie based on the Half-Life franchise.

    "Their stories were just so bad. I mean, brutally, the worst. Not understanding what made the game a good game, or what made the property an interesting thing for people to be a fan of."

    Evidently he found common ground with Abrams, because it seems the collaboration has the green light.


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    Most vidya game movies are awful.
     
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    Is Howard up for a major part in one of these movies, but turned it down because he didnt think the script was good enough?
     
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    No thread tag???

    >>>

     
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    when he punches the batter in the face just never gets old
     
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    I can't stand this overrated homo. All his last blockbusters have been complete turds, the new star wars didnt make any sense, and I fell asleep watching the 2nd star trek flick. Hes the ISIS of hollywood
     
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    JJ is hot as a pistol, career-wise, right now.

    Good that he's milking it for all it's worth.
     
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    10 Cloverfield Lane was awesome. So many little nods to the JJ Abrams universe like Slusho, etc.
     
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    Is jj changing his name to uwe bolls too?
     
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    Thank you for the dum answer.
     
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    Dammit, I'm so preoccupied with making a hopefully-interesting, coherent, correctly spelled, pics/video/audio-included original post, the thread tag is the last thing on my mind..

    For those of us who were here before the tag rule, it's more difficult to remember. FUCK

    Just make it so the post won't be accepted until a tag is included. I really hate the tag rule. When I read down the first couple of pages, I'm looking at the thread title and completely ignoring the tag so they do me no good.

    Oh well, I fucked up...and I probably will again.
     
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    That's the spirit.
    U'll do great posting with us in the bar.

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    This makes sense to me: films from video games are perfect for jj. They have no beginning and don't want an ending. Just mindless chase scenes likely strung together. Must be heaven for jj.
     
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    When U can do better U can whine like a bitch.
    Don't be @garypagetwo
    One twink bitch is enuff on this site.
    Star Trek was dead in the water and JJ saved it.
    Star Wars was DOA and JJ saved it.
    Scoreboard bitches.
    Now where is my Kylo Ren helmet..?o_O

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    Wrong