J.J. Abrams may be an all consuming force of geekdom, not satisfied with simply being the director of Stars both Trek and Wars. No, he also has his sights set on video game adaptations as well, as he’s recently implied he hopes to bring the video games Half-Life and/or Portal to the big screen.
Here’s the money quote from Polygon:
“There’s an idea we have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on,” said Abrams. Newell added, “We’re super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie.”
Okay, going with that Abrams may simply have an idea for a video game spin-off or original idea that he wants to do with Valve (the producers of the aforementioned games), but it sounds like the movies are moving forward, and that they’re bringing on writers, and that this would be shepherded by Abrams’ company Bad Robot.
Of all the games to bring to the big screen, we guess this could be worse. But as for Abrams involvement, it will likely stop at producing (or possibly just executive producing) simply because his plate is pretty full at the moment. You know, with Star Wars Episode 7 and all that. Still, he is taking over geekdom on piece at a time. What’s next? A Dungeons and Dragons movie?
What video game would you like to see brought to the big screen?