J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell have just revealed on stage at the DICE 2013 Summit that the two are discussing plans to collaborate on film and game in the future. Newell said that the two have been having conversations, and now "we reached the point that we decided to do more than talk." J.J. Abrams then gave us a taste of what the two have been thinking about. Presumably speaking for his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams said on stage that "there's an idea for a game that we'd really like to work with Valve on," and Newell replied, "we're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie."

Neither of the two men elaborated any further, but Newell did reveal that the on-stage discussion was a recapitulation of "a series of conversations" that the two men have already had with the intention of a collaborative project. Beyond the big tease, it is clear from the conversation on stage that the two are very appreciative of each other's work. At one point, Newell specifically called out one of his favorite scenes from Cloverfield, while Abrams said "I love the experience of playing your games" while complimenting that in Portal "there's this incredible mystery pulling you forward." If J.J. Abrams gets involved in a Valve movie, it'd only be the latest legendary franchise for the producer-director — he's directing the both upcoming Star Wars and Star Trek films.

J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell have just revealed on stage at the DICE 2013 Summit that the two are discussing plans to collaborate on film and game in the future. Newell said that the two have been having conversations, and now "we reached the point that we decided to do more than talk." J.J. Abrams then gave us a taste of what the two have been thinking about. Presumably speaking for his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams said on stage that "there's an idea for a game that we'd really like to work with Valve on," and Newell replied, "we're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie."

Neither of the two men elaborated any further, but Newell did reveal that the on-stage discussion was a recapitulation of "a series of conversations" that the two men have already had with the intention of a collaborative project. Beyond the big tease, it is clear from the conversation on stage that the two are very appreciative of each other's work. At one point, Newell specifically called out one of his favorite scenes from Cloverfield, while Abrams said "I love the experience of playing your games" while complimenting that in Portal "there's this incredible mystery pulling you forward." If J.J. Abrams gets involved in a Valve movie, it'd only be the latest legendary franchise for the producer-director — he's directing the both upcoming Star Wars and Star Trek films.