jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 16:51:
While that portal movie that Danny Trachtenberg made was totally awesome, I don't know that there's enough in Portal to make a movie.
Half Life (1 or 2), on the other hand are basically already storyboarded and would make great movies once adapted into a script. While I think JJ is a great fit (he's a geek of the first order) for something like that, his plate is pretty full for the next decade. Let's run through the list:
Joss: his talent is really with large casts, and HL is a lone wolf story. Still, a top director for this material.
Zack Snyder: excels at action, but I'd want him to cut back on the slo mo.
Michael Bay: As long as he got a good script, an over the top actiony HL could be fun. Thinking more The Rock and The Island, not Transformers.
Neil Marshall: Directed The Descent, would definitely make a tension filled HL movie.
Sam Raimi: A solid choice. Good for this material having done both action and horror.
My number one though?
Chris Nolan: This would be an amazing Half Life movie. Gritty, with the right balance between action and realism.