It’s been some time since we last heard anything about J.J. Abrams’ planned “Portal” and “Half Life” adaptations. However, that may about to change, as the filmmaker revealed a “Portal” announcement should be made “fairly soon.”
At the red carpet premiere for HBO’s “Westworld,” Abrams assured IGN that both video game films are “still very much in development.” While not much has been revealed about “Portal,” based on the popular first-person puzzle game, the director said he plans to meet with developer and publisher Valve next week, and hopes an announcement will be made soon.
When pressed on if the movies might follow any storylines from the video game, Abrams simply said that he and Valve are “having some really interesting discussions with writers.”
Films based on the wildly popular Valve games “Portal” and “Half-Life” have been in development since 2013. However, since then, there’s been little public movement on the projects.
Debuting in 2007, “Portal” introduced the player character Chell, who’s challenged by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS to complete puzzles in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center using a portal gun. The game inspired a 2011 sequel, “Portal 2,” which is also an element in the popular toy-to-life game “LEGO Dimensions.”
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