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Old 02-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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J.J. Abrams Planning Portal and Half-Life Movies


Director J.J. Abrams says that he's been in talks with Valve to create movies based on Portal and Half-Life.

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"It's as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets," Abrams said of the just-announced plans to develop movies based on Portal and Half-Life. "Which is that we are really talking to Valve, we are going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas."

"And both a Portal and Half-Life movie are things I want to see," Abrams said. "We're also aware of the cautionary tales of movies that became games and vice versa. Our goal here to is to treat the world Valve has created in both these properties like anyone would a book or some great story that comes from a pitch or original script — just to treat it with the respect they treat their games and their players with."
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Bring on Bryan Cranston as Gordon Freeman!
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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What the fuck for? These games were never meant to have an ending.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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Does Abrams even lift?--I mean, game?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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What the fuck for? These games were never meant to have an ending.
Some of the best movies out there don't have an ending. The Thing is a perfect example. And I prefer endings like that more than the typical generic ending you get with most movies today.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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If he pulls these off, he could become a King of Nerds.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
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In all honesty, I don't see Half-Life and Portal being anywhere near becoming an all-time great theater experience, but if written well I am sure they would be fun shows to watch. The subject matter is great stuff.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #8
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Just saying JJ is no Uwe Boll. If anyone can pull of movies on these games its JJ
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #9
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If he pulls these off, he could become a King of Nerds.
Why?

I don't understand why gaming is still in this place where people feel like they the industry needs the validation of having a "movie" to make it mean it "has arrived".

What in the world can a Half Life movie do that a Half Life game can't do? If the answer is "well you don't have to play it, you can just sit and watch it" then something is really wrong somewhere.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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He sure is spreading himself thin...
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Some of the best movies out there don't have an ending. The Thing is a perfect example. And I prefer endings like that more than the typical generic ending you get with most movies today.
Or a horrible ending that kills the series entirely...You have a point.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #12
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The greater question here is:

Is it going to be a trilogy? Are we going to see a Half-Life 3, at least in movie form?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #13
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Or a horrible ending that kills the series entirely...You have a point.
Lol! That is true too. All be it, terrible endings are far more common and you would think they would have learned what works and what doesn't by now...
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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Portal would make a decent movie. I am unsure about HL, though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #15
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I'd watch a Portal movie that leads up to the creation of and subsequent takeover by GladOS, leaving the ending as a story setup for the first game.

Dunno about Half-Life though. Would be impressed if they could do it without Freeman talking.
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Cast Seth Rogen as Gordon Freeman and I'll shoot you Abrams.
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My preference in order for the role of Gordon:

1. Bryan Cranston
2. Charlie Sheen
3. Ed Norton
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #18
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I think Portal would be a good idea, Most portal ideas involve time or other dimensions. A portal that is used as a tool/weaponwithin our own time and confines would a cool movie if done right.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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JJ is everywhere at the moment. I like it. IF anyone could do a good HL movie it would probably be him.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #20
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Portal No. Half-Life?..................maybe
I'd love it like that Vantage Point movie w/ 5 different view points all teh same shit happening. Gordon, Barry, Alexi, ...... ok 3 points
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