Star Trek and Star Wars revivalist, J.J. Abrams, has been speaking about his proposed Portal and Half Life movies which were announced a couple of years back. During the red carpet even for his latest project, a reboot of Westworld, Abrams said that both projects were “still very much in development”.
We have a meeting coming up next week with Valve, we’re very active, I’m hoping that there will be a Portal announcement fairly soon”, he added.
“We are having some really interesting discussions with writers, many of whom…once you said you’re doing a movie or show about a specific thing that is a known quantity you start to find people who are rabid about these things. As someone who loves playing Half Life and Portal, what’s the movie of this, it’s incredible when you talk to someone who just ‘gets’ it, it’s like, oh my god, it’s really the seed for this incredible tree you’re growing.”