Get excited, people: Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams have plans to work together both on a movie and game.

The pair just revealed on stage at the DICE 2013 Summit that there are certainly plans in the works. Newell, the Valve co-founder, said that he wants to do a ‘Half-Life’ or ‘Portal’ movie with Abrams, who is directing the new Star Wars and Star Trek movies. Meanwhile, Abrams said that there’s a game he wants to work with Valve on.

Polygon caught up with Abrams, who said that “Both a Portal and Half-Life movie are things I want to see.”

Previously on GeekWire: Valve unveiling Steam Box this year, will run on Linux

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  • Brand Nubian

    In the theater I’d be unconsciously reaching for the keyboard to activate the gravity gun.

  • linker

    My mind is paralyzed with the intense awesomeness of the headline. Still trying to read the story but keep passing out.

  • Tomalak Geret’kal

    This guy is gonna burn out from all the expectation placed on him since Trek and Avengers.

    • Tomalak Geret’kal

      Er, not Avengers. I’m confusing him with Whedon now because there is TOO MUCH AWESOME

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