Half-Life (movie) confirmed, and expect “a Portal announcement soon,” says J.J. Abrams

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Gee, man, these videogame movie adaptions never end, eh? We already knew there were supposed to be Half-Life and Portal movies coming, but director J.J. Abrams just made it all the more real, confirming that development is still ongoing and saying we can expect some kind of official Portal announcement soon. 

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Speaking to IGN on the Westworld red carpet, Abrams said,”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.”

When asked whether the movies would stick to the game’s stories or go their own way, the director dodged the question like a pro.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Let’s hope Half-Life goes its own way, otherwise we’ll end up with a mute hero and an unfinished story.