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.
In a cool bit of cross-over marketing, Portal 2, one of the most-anticipated games of the year, included an interactive trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, one of the most-anticipated films of the year. Rather than just stick a video of the trailer on to the game’s list of extras, Valve (the company behind Portal 2) actually puts the player in the POV of someone on the train during the crash that was seen in the teaser trailer. It’s a nice approach and while nothing major is revealed, I appreciate the originality of the effort.
Hit the jump to check out a walkthrough of the interactive trailer. Portal 2 is available now on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Super 8 hits theaters on June 10th.