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He’s already got himself elbow-deep in the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, but apparently even that isn’t enough for the soon-to-be legendary geek-lord J.J. Abrams.  Since he’s got so much time on his hands, he decided that a venture into the world of video games and video game movies might be just the thing.  According to a report by Wired, Abrams’ production studio Bad Robot will be teaming up with Valve in the near future.

The two had a few telling things to say while speaking at the recent DICE Summit.  According to Abrams:

There’s an idea we have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on.

And according to Valve bigwig, Gabe Newell:

We’re going to figure out if we can make a Portal movie or Half-Life movie together.

So it seems that the two see eye to eye on the inherit connections between video game and movie storytelling.  What’s more, they look willing to put their money where their mouths are.  With this pair working together, audiences may see some actual good video game movies in the future.

Of course, it might be a while if Abrams wants to keep that Disney-imposed Star Wars release date of 2015.


Thanks to Wired for the heads-up.

Category: Film, Videogames

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