It could be a reality! The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit started strong, with industry legends J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell going head to head in the event's keynote to speak about storytelling in both video games and movies, their respective creative mediums.
At the panel's end, Abrams stated that he'd love to work with Valve on a game idea he has. Newell responded, "We're going to find out if there's a way we can work with you on a Portal and Half-Life movie."
We don't have any real details yet on the scopes of these potential projects, but boy howdy, shut up and take our money!
For those unfamiliar with J.J. Abrams: He's the founder and president of Bad Robot Productions, responsible for such films and television series as Cloverfield, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, ABC’s Lost, Fox’s Fringe, and CBS’s Person of Interest. He's also directed blockbuster hits like Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek (2009), and Super 8. With multiple Emmy wins and nominations for his work under his belt, he made quite the dazzling speaker at this year's keynote.
Gabe Newell is just as much a legend in his own right, with years of experience building up Valve under his belt, plus a portfolio of entertainment stretching through several popular video game franchises, the Source game engine, and Steam, a social digital download platform with over 50 million accounts.
The D.I.C.E. Summit brings together bright minds, and recognizes the year's best video and computer games, online entertainment, and the outstanding individuals and development teams that have propelled the advancement of the entertainment software industry.
Full biographies and more information on Newell, Abrams, and all of the D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 speakers can be found at the official site -- be sure to stay tuned to Curse for continuing event coverage!