J.J. Abrams has confirmed the Portal and Half Life movies are still in development, and we can expect a Portal announcement “fairly soon”.
Speaking to IGN on the Westworld red carpet (Abrams produces the HBO show), the filmmaker said both films 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”, said Abrams.
When we asked if the movies would follow on from the story-lines that already exist in the games, Abrams kept his cards close to his chest.
“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.”