The internet is all a buzz about Gabe Newell and JJ Abrams talking about making a movie together. That in itself is enough to peak my interest but I have this feeling about JJ Abrams that’s been nagging at me ever since rumors started circulating that he’s going to direct the next Star Wars. I’m not saying that he’s going to do a terrible job with the movie, in fact, I trust that they’re going to be awesome but my feeling is this: Has JJ Abrams been given too much power?
I don’t mean power in the truest sense but Star Wars and Star Trek are two of the biggest series in geek culture and now one man is in control of both of them. Is that safe? Is it safe to trust all of that to one man? Something tells me it’s not. On the other hand, it might open the door for the next big thing in geek culture. But at DICE 2013 Yesterday we found out the JJ Abrams is trying to get his shiny fingers into yet another pie. At the keynote talk he and Gabe Newell admitted that they wanted to collaborate on a movie. All things considered, I’m pretty excited by the concept of a Half Life movie but once again JJ Abrams has been given another huge slice of the geek pie. All he has to do now is make an anime and he’ll have global nerd control.
There isn’t anything wrong with JJ Abrams’ work and he earned my trust with Star Trek. So the question arises: Could this be the first good video game movie? If Gabe trusts him I guess I do but in any case we’re going to have to wait a long while to find out. Abrams still has one more Star Trek movie to do after Into Darkness and after that he has to take his shot at Star Wars. One good thing may come from having to wait this long though. Maybe we’ll get to play Half Life 3 before it hits theaters.