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Report: Being John Malkovich director considering a leap into video games

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Writer and director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaption) and producer Megan Ellison (The Master, Zero Dark Thirty, Spring Breakers) are talking about making the transition from film to video games, according to a Badass Digest report.

In a Q&A after a showing of his latest film, Her, at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles, Jonze was asked about his interest in the interactive medium. The director of Where the Wild Things Are responded that he was talking with Ellison about making video games.

Another renowned film director, J.J. Abrams, has also branched out into the video game industry. After his on-stage conversation with Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell at the 2013 DICE summit, Abrams spoke to Polygon about his video game development plans. The director of the new Star Wars film series revealed that the game he was in talks with Valve about creating will be a completely new IP, unrelated to Valve properties like Half-Life, Portal or Team Fortress or Bad Robot properties.