JJ Abrams is the protege of Steven Spielberg and that is quite evident in how he has managed to tackle some of the biggest sci-fi film projects. Successes with both Star Wars and Star Trek has made him the go-to guy for daunting sci-fi titles.
He has proven his worth yet again when Gabe Newell, after bemoaning all the horrible ideas proposed to him by Hollywood execs, has chosen to initiate the Half-Life/Portal film project.
According to PC Gamer, Newell pointed out some time back that the proposals were dreadful because there was no “understanding what made the game a good game, or what made the property an interesting thing for people to be a fan of.”
Given the fact that the project is underway, Abrams must have made a terrific impression on the outspoken Valve boss. This means that we should be pretty impressed as well with what he has in mind.
Though we feel it would be less of a risk with Portal, according to Abrams both titles are under development. He confirmed with IGN that the writers are already in place and the ball has started rolling, but didn’t give an estimated timeline for when it the films should be done.