Expect A Portal Movie Announcement “Fairly Soon”

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.”

Source: IGN 

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  1. So it’s been a decade(ish) since the last Half Life game, Half Life 3 has skipped the rest of the generation and you decide that a Portal movie is far better then to do something.


    The longer they leave HL3, the likihood it will be a repeat of DNF, Alien:Colonial Marines and at risk of being outdated.

    I love Portal but does it really need a movie? Chell’s journey is kinda over for the Portal series.

    If it’s based on Aperture Sciene and science, maybe. Chell? Erm…

    I would do a list of characters that have been butchered by hollywood but A. I don’t want to break the site. B. I just don’t want to.

    Also, J.J Abhrams would find a way to get Lens Flare into it.

    Half Life, it has potential but no Gordon Freeman. Do it in the universe. Also, HALF LIFE 3! FFS. Release that or confirm it’s never happening instead of not doing anything.

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