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Half-Life and Portal movies! (J.J. Abrams)


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Polygon is reporting that J. J. Abrams and Valve are beginning work on movie adaptions of the popular games Half-Life and Portal.

"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."

Both of these games have huge followings and with everything else on J.J. Abrams' plate (Star Trek, Star Wars), lets hope he does these games justice in the theater.



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I never played Half-Life so I can't comment on how good that would be by JJ Abrams....

 

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Couldn't they have trusted someone else with a Portal movie?.... At least someone with a sense of humor?

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The Portal Movie i think will be cancelled after they realize it just cant work. You have an unnamed main character unlike Gordon Freeman, and you just solve puzzles. Half-Life has a real legit storyline. Bryan Cranston from Breaking bad could easily play the part with his hair grown out. Christopher Walken could be the G-man.

 

MyK JL http://www.blackmesasource.com/ Its not the complete version of the original Half-Life but its most of it in updated graphics for free. Check it out. Its a good FPS that has a lot of puzzles.

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A Portal movie could work, but I don't know how considering there is only one character. Unless they do a movie as a prequel to the first game. It could be a movie showing what happened to all the scientists once the computer AI took over and killed everyone.

 

Half-Life will be an awesome movie. Once headcrabs start taking over people it could turn into a full horror movie. :D

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Boring choice, it's as if he's the Michael Bay of anything science fiction these days. 

 

Part of me now wants to see how Michael Bay would do Star Wars & Star Trek.... Though I'm uncertain if I would want to see JJ Abrams do Transformers & TMNT.

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If Michael Bay did a Star Wars movie he would probably focus completely on an unknown Rebel soldier that somehow gets caught in the middle of all the action. And all the main characters of the movie would interact with him like he was of importance. *coughShiaLabeouffcough*

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Btw Shia's making the rounds, critical aclaim in a good way, for his new movie Nympho.... for controversial reasons and acting chops - good for him. He was a good fit for Bay's vision of Transformers, not specifically 1:1 if compared with the original series, but Bay's version. That's what people forget. They hate Shia but the dude was only doing what his director wanted him to. He's done decent in other flicks of his. 

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Shia does suck. He is the exact same person in every movie he is in. Always talking endlessly and never showing any real difference between any of his characters. I could watch a clip of him from real life or from a scene in a movie, unless the movie is portraying him in a different time frame (like indiana jones 1950s or whatever), I could never tell if it was just him talking or if he is acting a scene.

 

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So since both Michael Bay & Steven Spielberg both had Shia act in movies he shouldn't have been in they'd both be bad choices as directors for Star Wars.... Oh crap.... I just realized who might be Casey Jones in TMNT....

 

Damn now I feel bad for all the off-topic stuff....

 

Back to JJ Abrams & how he'll ruin Half Life then Portal.... Next they'll announce a Team Fortress movie directed by JJ Abrams.... Oh dear FSM....

 

Someone, Anyone get Gabe Newell to get JJ Abrams away from Valve Games.

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omg.. I could see that happening with TMNT.. Shia as Casey Jones and Megan Fox as April O'Neil. Along with some CG ninja turtles. -_-

 

And just to rub it in everyone's face that this will be nothing but a recasting from Transformers, Michael Bay will have Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime) be the voice of Splinter.

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I'm just glad M. Night Shyamalan isn't directing the movies. :err:

 

I feel bad for over looking this but The Cake Is A Lie, already ruined the one twist anyone could like from him directing Portal....

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lmao. Don't forget the horrible Last Air Bender movie tho. Even though everyone knows the story, he still shitted on everyone's expectations and made it his own movie. His biggest plot twist in the Last Air Bender movie happened in the first 10 minutes of the movie when he completely changed the english pronunciation of the main characters name even though the cartoon the movie was based on was made in english.

 

In comparison to a potential M. Night Shyamalan directed Portal movie.. he'd probably start the movie off by having the camera pan over to the character waking up and eating a piece of cake just to make sure that everyone that didn't already hate him would want him dead.

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