It has been reported that Hollywood director J.J. Abrams is set to use his Bad Robot company, to team up with Gabe Newell at Valve and bring Half Life and Portal to the big screen. There has been plenty of talk about these games being given the movie treatment and now it appears that it is finally happening.
A recent tweet from Variety’s Marc Graser read, “Bad Robot's JJ Abrams and Valve's Gabe Newell tell #DICE attendees they're working together on developing HALF-LIFE and PORTAL movies.”
Meanwhile, Gabe Newell also recently admitted that it was time to take action, rather than just talking about making these projects happen, “We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more than talk,” he said.
Other video game adaptations that are currently taking place include, World of Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones with Johnny Depp rumored to star. Need for Speed, directed by Scott Waugh with Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton to star, Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 directed by Kevin Tancharoen with Casper Van Dien, Brian Tee, Cary Tagawa to star, Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy to star and Assassins Creed with Michael Fassbender to star.
Which video game movie are you most looking forward to seeing?