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Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams Said a Thing and Then the Internet Exploded

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What were Gabe Newell, founder of game studio Valve, and J.J. Abrams, now for-better-or-for-worse the undisputed master of the two biggest science fiction franches in Hollywood history doing in the same room? They were delivering the keynote conversation of the D.I.C.E. Summit, an annual gathering of video game executives.

What was the sentence the internet went crazy over? Well, I’m not putting it above the jump, it’s basically the entire story! Go on. Click.

Said Newell:

We’re going to try and figure out if we can make a Half-Life movie or a Portal movie together.

How real is it, J.J. Abrams?

It’s as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets…

Oh, fantastic.

Which is that we are really talking to Valve, we are going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas.

There you have it, folks. Gabe Newell, a man whose company is famed for taking forever to make anything, and J.J. Abrams, now the third busiest guy in Hollywood (after Joss Whedon and Guillermo del Toro) would like to collaborate at some point. Now, maybe if they had a producer attached, I’d be daydreaming about a Portal movie and who I’d cast as Chell. But this has only slightly more reality to it than Jurassic Park IV, and slightly less than the Justice League movie. Which is not a lot.

I wouldn’t hold my breath. Except in the presence of deadly neurotoxin.

(via Joystiq and Polygon.)

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