JJ Abrams to make Portal film?

Star Wars director adds more to his slate with a possible interactive project based on the video game

JJ Abrams is planning to make films with Valve Corporation, the company behind the successful video games 'Portal' and 'Half-Life'.

The director appeared with the company's founder Gabe Newell at the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain summit in Las Vegas.

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Portal... Abrams to embark on interactive film project? (Copyright: Valve)

The pair confirmed that Abrams' Bad Robot company and Valve would be working on new film and game projects together.

“There’s an idea we have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on,” said Abrams while Newell added: “We’re going to figure out if we can make a 'Portal' movie or 'Half-Life' movie together.”

Turning the popular 'Half-Life' into a film has been on the cards for

nearly 10 years, but now there is a potential interactive film project

in the offing between Bad Robot and Valve, which may use Valve's 'Steam' online software and

distribution system.

The news comes after Abrams accepted the job of directing 'Star Wars VII' for Disney, on top of finishing of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and his potential future 'Star Trek' and 'Mission: Impossible' films for Paramount Pictures.