Thursday, February 14, 2013

Abrams' Believe Casts Co-Lead

JJ Abrams has found one of his leads for the pilot episode of Believe. Jake McLaughlin (Savages) has been cast as the protector of a young girl with powers who is being hunted by others. Assuming NBC likes the pilot, the show would get an order for the 2013-2014 season. I am curious to know how they plan on keeping what seems like a chase concept interesting over the long haul.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Abrams' Partners With Half-Life, Portal Studio

JJ Abrams production slate continues to remain overflowing as he announced a partnership with Valve yesterday to create movies based on their video game properties. Valve is the video game studio behind the hit franchises Half-Life and Portal. “We’re going to figure out if we can make a Portal movie or Half-Life movie together,” [Valve head Gabe] Newell said. Considering Abrams will be busy with Star Wars for at least the next two years (really three since not a snow balls chance he can hit Disney's preferred Summer 2015 release date), safe to assume he will get Executive Producer credit while others will do the writing and directing.