The original Portal introduced Glados, a murderous robotic operator of Aperture Science. It is one of the most memorable and funniest video game villains announced. The game introduced the Portal gun, a weapon that can shoot two linked holes that allows you to go through one and come out of the other. The game tackled spatial reasoning challenges but it was more than that. The narratives of the original Portal and its sequel are considered to be some of the best. Portal 2 won the GDC award for best story-telling in 2011. And now it appears J J Abrams will be making a Portal movie soon.
Portal Movie to be produced by J J Abrams
“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.””
You can read the full interview on IGN. The movie tie-in was announced in 2013 but nothing else was said. We hope this time we get a solid trailer, sneak peak or any sort of reveal regarding the Portal movie. Stay tuned to MobiPicker for more.