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

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

Producer and director J.J. Abrams, left, greets Valve president and co-founder Gabe Newell before a keynote discussion at the D.I.C.E. Summit, Wednesday. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)
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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