If you're a gamer or a J.J. Abrams fan, then you already know that, in addition to the rebooting the Star Wars franchise, his Bad Robot production studio has teamed up with video game developer Valve to explore movies and games, including adaptations of the latter company's popular Half-Life and Portal titles. The two men revealed they are teaming up at the end of their keynote presentation at the Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) summit in Las Vegas on Feb. 6. Their conversation is presented in its entirety after the jump and it's worth watching, not so much because of the announcement, which is vague, but because the discussion is a fascinating master class on the differences between storytelling in movies and video games. more »
After nearly a decade of on-again, off-again development, the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man is finally moving forward with a new director Dan Trachtenberg and two new screenwriters whose collective work ought to make fans of the classic comic series gasp with pleasure or, at least, relief.