Submitted by awkwardhamster 619d ago | interview

Star Trek Director JJ Abrams Talks Video Games And Valve Projects

At the Blu-ray and DVD release party for Paramount Home Entertainment's Star Trek Into Darkness, director JJ Abrams opens up about the failed Star Trek video game and reveals he's working with Valve on several new projects in this exclusive interview. (PC, Star Trek, Valve)

Attached Video
DDDGirlGamer85  +   619d ago
I think he just pretty much Confirmed Portal 3 and Half Life 3
-Gespenst-  +   619d ago
Nah I think he just confirmed films of both Portal and Half Life. The latter had already sort of been confirmed, so... Sad day.
gamerlive  +   619d ago
He did confirm that, and also said he bailed on Star Trek game when it looked bad...
-Gespenst-  +   619d ago
I think the reason videogame film tie-ins don't work is because most ESTEEMED directors and screenwriters don't really take games seriously, and they're totally right not to do so, at least in the state they are right now. Most of the videogame movies that have been made in the last decade have been made by idiots and have largely (not all of them- silent hill for example) been idiotic games themselves.

The things about most games is that so much of their quality is derived from the interactivity, but take that away and make it a film and it's guaranteed to suck. Most games rely on the gameplay aspect and without it you can see that most of them would be modern b-movie level stuff. The problem with the interactivity then is that currently, it's hit a sort of creative nadir. The notion of what a game is and the expectations built into the idea of what a game can be is rarely challenged these days. It's all shooting, killing, lifebars, huds, etc. and there's really nothing in any of that if games want to really be taken seriously. Bioshock Infinite is a great example. It aspires to this heady, philosophical, artiness, but this all gives way to the usual, juvenile "videogamey-ness" of the gameplay, which not only cheapens the "artiness" but actually reveals it to be a load of old psuedo-intellectual pap. If the developers really are so brainwashed by the notions and expectations built into games, it's hard to see the more "intellectual" elements of the game as actually intellectual if they came from those kinds of creative minds.

A Half Life film would likely be the naffest thing ever, and with Abrams directing it, I already know exactly how it'll look. Over-saturated colours, mindless action sequences, over-use of CG, and a shallow rendition of the plot. It won't resemble HL at all and will be a travesty.

I'm not entirely sure Half Life should ever be made into a movie and it sort of disappoints me that the guys at Valve would choose someone like Abrams to do it. Portal on the other hand has more potential, but again, if it's being handed by Abrams, it'll be a charmless, empty, shit-fest.
creHEARTive  +   618d ago
lol glad he admitted the star trek game was crap. love this guy.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

First Potential Image of AMD's Radeon 390X Has Surfaced

2h ago - The first photo for AMD's new flagship Radeon graphics card has popped up online, showcasing an i... | PC

This custom-made Ice Climbers amiibo is impressive

3h ago - Reddit user “mast3r_sword” has come up with an incredibly impressive custom amiibo. The Ice Climb... | Wii U

The Witcher 3

Now - All the lore you need to know. | Promoted post

Controller Clipz are coming to save your controllers and keep them safe

4h ago - The Outerhaven writes: Have you’ve ever run into the issue where you simply don’t have any place... | PS4

Lost Dimension's Brawling Gentlewoman and American Samurai Get a New Trailer

4h ago - There comes a time when -- despite your enemies being armed to the teeth with high-tech rifles, d... | PS3

Space, Air, and Tires in this Week's Gaming Deals

4h ago - Continue Play's round-up of deals and steals in gaming this week. | Culture