It appears as though spearheading both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises just might not be enough for J.J. Abrams. Though it’s been clear that Abrams is keen on juggling multiple producorial projects at once by way of his Bad Robot banner, he might eventually have his hands on yet another couple of geek-friendly properties: Portal and Half-Life. Speaking during a keynote conversation for DICE earlier today with Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, the prospect of feature film adaptations of the wildly popular video games Portal and Half-Life came up, and Newell expressed his desire to have Abrams involved with the films. Hit the jump for more.
Toymaker NECA has revealed the first images of their upcoming Aliens action figures as well as a 1:1 replica of the gravity gun from the videogame Half-Life. The Aliens figures include Hicks (Michael Biehn), Hudson (Bill Paxton), and an alien warrior. The Hicks and Hudson figures are nearly 7″ tall and feature over 30 points of articulation. Hicks and Hudson also come with multiple heads, but why you would want to use anything other than the “Game over, man! Game over!”-head is beyond me. As for the alien warrior, it’s 9″ tall and has over 30 points of articulation including a bendable tail, hinged jaw, and sliding inner mouth. It’s perfect for destroying tiny Lance Henriksen.
As for the gravity-gun replica, it’s currently in development, and the image NECA has released is a model, not the final version. However, it should still do a good job of taking out head-crabs. Hit the jump to check out images of the toys. The figures and the replica are due out in the spring.