JJ Abrams first introduced the possibility of a portal film eight years ago, but there hasn’t been much noise about it since. However, don’t worry – it’s finally moving forward.
Abrams told IGN that a script for the portal flick at Warner Bros. is currently in progress, and the team was thrilled with Angle for production. According to Abrams, the game’s narrow storytelling focus left a “huge” potential for the film.
Abrams did not name the writers or anyone else involved with the production, but he recognized the pressure on Kev Johnson, founder of Aperture Science, to bring back JK Simmons to take live action.
However, you will not want to fulfill your hopes for a half-life film. Abrams said his bad robot team was “not actively involved” with the story of Gordon Freeman and his crowbar.
The filmmaker did not explain why, but it would not be completely surprising. While Alix is fresh in the minds of half-life gamers, it also has a tightly regressed plot that will give movie studios little room for interpretation.
You will want to be patient for portal optimization as it is. Video game films have a history of productions that are not guaranteed to be panned out.
Just ask Uncharted fans – that film was in development hell in 2016 after many years of work, and is now expected to premiere in February 2022.
It can take some time for Cheel, Glados and the crew to make their debuts on the big screen, and even a strong screenplay will require a competent director and quality acting to do it justice.