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J.J. Abrams to Adapt Films From PORTAL and HALF-LIFE Video Games

February 7, 2013
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Successful video games being turned into films, is becoming a more popular trend by the day. Fanboys will be delighted to know, we're about to see a marriage between J.J. Abrams and some of your favorite video game franchises soon.

Recently at the D.I.C.E. Summit for video game designers and developers in Las Vegas, Abrams and Valve Software co-founder and president Gabe Newell, announced that they are working on movie adaptations of two very popular Valve games, Half-Life and Portal.

It is unknown at this time if Abrams will actually direct either of these projects, but he is taking a very active hand at developing them, with his Bad Robot production company.

On the appeal to adapt films from games, Abrams states, "In many cases, games are better at telling stories than movies."

According to Abrams, Portal would be a great game to turn into a film because, "You start Portal with no idea why you’re there. The whole game is about figuring out the mystery and what’s going on. The more you play, the more you learn, the more you felt," says Abrams.

Do these concepts intrigue you? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Geeks of Doom

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