Since 2013 there has been talk about a film adaption of Valve’s hit Franchise Portal being in the works, and now finally, after eight years, it’s been confirmed by J.J. Abrams that a script is currently in development at Warner Brother Studios.
The big announcement came during a press day for the Blu-ray 4K release of Super 8, at which Abrams commented to IGN about his excitement regarding the film’s progress. The enthused Star Wars director let Portal fans know that the movie (which many thought could have been scrapped) is now in full swing, stating, “We’re really excited about the take and the pitch, so it feels like that thing’s finally on the rails.”
It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams has been interested in adapting videogames for the big screen, with he and Valve founder Gabe Newell announcing their potential collaboration back at DICE 2013. However, news regarding any potential films based on the beloved Portal or Half-Life series has been scarce over the years.
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