And yes this news is much more positive than this morning’s. J.J. Abrams tackled Star Trek. Now he’s doing Star Wars. Would he do a video game film? Abrams and Valve’s Gabe Newell appeared on stage together recently and here’s what they said:

“There’s an idea we have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on,” said Abrams.

“We’re super excited about that,” Newell responded, “and we also want to talk about making movies, either a ‘Portal’ movie or a ‘Half-Life’ movie… What we are actually doing here, we are recapitulating a series of conversations going on. We reached the point that we decided to do more than talk.”

So could we see Gordon Freeman soon? I certainly hope so.

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