If the coffee and continental breakfast here at the D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 didn’t wake me up, then this bombshell at the end of J.J. Abrams’ and Gabe Newell’s opening keynote, “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?”, most certainly did: Bad Robot is looking to make games with Valve, and they are looking into making either a Portal or Half-Life film together. Sure, it might be difficult to construct a feature film around a silent protagonist like Gordon Freeman, but maybe they can get around that by using title cards a la The Artist, or constantly have characters cutting Gordon off before he can get a word out edgewise. Besides, we all know that the good Dr. Freeman prefers to let his crowbar do the talkin’.
We have a full, in-depth post about J.J. and Gabe’s enlightening talk on the way, but in the meantime, tide yourself over with dreams of what a Portal film might look like courtesy of Y: The Last Man director Dan Trachtenberg:
What would you like to see from a Portal/Half-Life film or a Bad Robot/Valve game? Quemment below and let us know!