Could Half-Life and Portal make an appearance on the big screen?
According to a recent discussion at this year's Dice Summit in Las Vegas, between current Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and Valve’s Gabe Newell, who have been talking about making either a Portal or Half-Life movie. Before you get excited though, fans should note that the developments for both potential movies are in the early stages.
At the Summit, the director and Newell also spoke about coming together to create a game, in which Valve's co-founder and president expressed his excitement for bringing the Half-Life and Portal franchises to the big screen.
Sticking with the movie side of things, after the 25-minute talk, Abrams spoke to Polygon saying that the project is “as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets.” And that while they have a bunch of ideas, a writer is currently planned to be brought in…
I did not tell him to fuck off, I told Abrams to fuck off. I don't like the idea of Abrams directing anymore films when he has to massive projects on the go already. He's also a bland director and haven't really seen a consecutive style in his directing that make him stand out. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt to see how Star Trek into Darkness goes. Saying other director's names and and generalising them in a sentence isn't a great rebuttal. I also think videogame films are redundant now. Modern games are cinematic enough and have enough story to not need a big screen adaptation. If they use the main character from the game then it won't work. The Resident Evil films have the right idea, have the films set in the universe but use a new character. Though the execution is more wuestionable.
I don't think it needs to but....
Yeah I understand Disney would want a big name to make it sound epic but I think they would be much better off with a lesser known.
Also sorry man, I literally didn't see the other dude to tell you to fuck off. Not cool.
My only real beef with Spielberg is that he might release special editions of the thing several times and change things. Other than that, he'd be a great director for the film; I just don't see why having Abrams do it warrants the reaction I initially responded to.
I didn't say they were the only alternatives, but they are certainly some of the more likely ones. Keep in mind that this is Disney and they would want a big name director on it who people have heard of before. Plus, don't get on my case about going off on someone disagreeing about the choice in director when they start their comment with "Fuck off".
For what it's worth, I'd prefer Spielberg.
It would work perfectly together with both games in the same universe.
Just cause the guy doesn't want Abrahms to do it (neither do I) why are the directors you mentioned the only other alternatives?
I would want to see a Half Life movie over Portal. It would be difficult to pull off a movie with Portal. I think that should just stay as a game. So many things could go wrong if they put that on the big screen... Aside from that, I am all for Half Life.
Not because they're the most famous means they have to direct it come on! We have hundreds of great directors out there!
I've always said that if a Half-life movie ever gets made, J. J. Abrams is the person to do it. The style and feel of Half-life is just something I think he would be able to pull off as a movie. Fingers crossed this gets to happen, and happen awesomely.
A Portal movie detailing the rise and fall of Aperture (or just the fall), the creation of GLADoS, and the Borealis setting sail...That could work.
"Alright I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back. Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down, with the lemons. I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
So you'd prefer Spieldberg or Michael Bay? How about Guillermo del Toro, with vivid colors and strange plot twists? Or James Cameron with a copy-paste plot and long drawn-out romance segments? Abrams is a good choice if you ask me.
Fuck off Abrams! I would have thought he already had enough on his plate with directing the two biggest sci-fi franchises. He's a competent director but not a great one. I don't like the idea of him directing Star Wars. The last thing I want is to be blinded by the lens flare coming off Freeman's glasses!
Is it just or does it feel like this could turn into another star wars?
If Disney buys Valve I WILL FUCKING KILL MYSELF. -__- But to be honest, there has been a fan (?) movie already made by the Cash Brothers, or whatever the hell their name is.
But please for the love of god, don't bring this into a movie. This is why modern movies are crap. Whatever happened to the good old days of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant?
If it happens, I'll never go out to the park again. Depression is pretty serious
I never understood why there such a want to turn games into movies, Game to be are movies.. you play..