Just a few short hours ago director J.J. Abrams and Valve’s Gabe Newell gave the keynote at the D.I.C.E. 2013 summit. What did they talk about? Movies for Portal and/or Half-Life, that’s what. The conversation mostly focused on storytelling between movies and games but the announcement was made the two are seriously looking into this.
It remains to be seen how far this will get (Halo?) but I’m actually feeling pretty good about it for a change. I like J.J. Abrams for the most part, the new Star Trek was pretty good. The number one problem, I’ve always believed, with video game movies is that studios rarely seem to care about quality. Half the time it feels as though they just had an old sci-fi/horror/fantasy script laying around and just slap a game’s title and characters on it. Whatever will be, will be I suppose.
And hopefully this will jump start Half-Life 3.