J.J. Abrams has stated film primarily based on Valve’s Portal continues to be within the works, and script is lastly being written, according to IGN. Abrams is mild on particulars, however says that Warner Brothers is happy in regards to the course the film goes in, and that it “looks like that factor’s lastly on the rails.”
We initially heard in regards to the film all the way back in 2013, when Abrams and Gabe Newell had been on stage collectively on the DICE Summit. On the time, Abrams apparently told Polygon that the plan was “as actual as something in Hollywood ever will get.” That was eight years in the past, so it appears he was proper to sofa it like that.
We’ve heard confirmations that each the Portal and Half-Life motion pictures had been nonetheless within the works from each Abrams and Newell in 2016 and 2017 respectively, however information about both film has been scarce since then. Speaking to IGN, Abrams did point out that his manufacturing firm, Unhealthy Robotic, isn’t actively concerned within the “Half-Life factor” in the intervening time.
Like video games, motion pictures may also endure from improvement hell, although some do make it out: Zach Snyder’s Military of The Useless, which released on Netflix on May 21st, was announced in 2007. That is to say that, whereas it does appear to be there’s indicators of life for the film, it’s not time to interrupt out the ca— er, celebratory muffins simply but. It looks as if it’s nonetheless in early improvement, and we’ll simply have to attend and see if it truly manages to unravel the puzzle of make a film within the Half-Life universe, or if it will get caught flying between two portals (or corporations, on this case).