Since 2013 there was discuss a movie adaptation of Valve’s hit IP Portal being in the works, and now lastly, after eight years, it’s been confirmed by J.J. Abrams that a script is presently in development at Warner Brothers Studios.

The massive announcement got here throughout a press day for the Blu-ray 4K launch of Super 8, at which Abrams commented to IGN about his pleasure relating to the movie’s progress. The enthused Star Wars director let Portal followers know that the movie (which many thought might 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 in adapting videogames for the large display, with he and Valve founder Gabe Newell asserting their potential collaboration again at DICE 2013. However, information relating to any potential movies based mostly on the beloved Portal or Half-Life collection has been scarce over the years.

While Abrams’ newest announcement is reassuring in confirming a Portal movie is on its method, there’s little recognized in regards to the movie past its present standing proper now. Who its director, writers, or actors may be is but to be confirmed, in addition to what type the difference will take.

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The most we presently must go on relating to solutions round Portal’s story route comes from the hints sprinkled all through Abrams’ statements. Abrams says of Portal’s story, “It’s got enormous potential for a lot of reasons, one of which is because of the limited narrative of the game, as ingeniously told as it is, the potential of it is so huge”.

Either method, after eight years, any information is excellent news, and the difference appears to be in succesful palms with passionate Abrams and Warner Brothers. With Warner Brothers’ sizable funding and its present string of videogame films, like Mortal Kombat and Detective Pikachu, followers can positively count on a high-budget tackle one of many best PC games round.

There is some dangerous information for any Half-Life followers, although. It appears like Gordon Freeman and all these murderous Headcrabs must wait for his or her big-screen debut. Unlike the Portal movie, no new data was given relating to the movie adaptation of Half-Life aside from the truth that J.J. Abrams’ manufacturing firm is presently not concerned in its development.

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