Gabe Newell

Feb. 07, 2013 | 5:08 p.m.

J.J. Abrams and Valve talk ‘Portal,’ ‘Half Life’ movies

Are you ready for “Portal,” the movie? J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot Productions will collaborate with Valve Software to develop the games “Half-Life” and “Portal” into movies, Abrams and Valve Software CEO Gabe Newell announced this week. The announcement came Wednesday during a joint keynote talk by Abrams and Newell  at the D.I.C.E Summit, an annual gathering sponsored by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Photos: Video game film adaptations The two also said their companies would work together to develop games, Wired reports. So far details are skimpy on what a “Portal” or “Half-Life” movie would look like, and it may be a while before we find out. Abrams’ film “Star Trek Into Darkness,” is due in theaters May 17, and he was recently tapped to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII,”  the next installment in the landmark […]
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