J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell Could Make a Game and/or Movie Together - News

By Craig Snow, February 6, 2013

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell spoke together yesterday at the 2013 DICE Summit and spoke of their desire to make a video game together and perhaps a film based on Portal or Half-Life, Polygon are reporting.

Here are the key quotes:

Abrams: "There's an idea we have for a game that we'd like to work with Valve on."

Newell: "We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie."

Newell: "What we are actually doing here, we are recapitulating a series of conversations going on. We reached the point that we decided to do more than talk."

After the on-stage discussion Abrams was quizzed by journalists about the likelihood of the projects seeing fruition. He responded: "It's as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets... we are really talking to Valve, we are going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas."

A Portal or Half-Life film? An Abrams-led Valve game? Wow.

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