J.J. Abrams to Announce Portal Movie Soon

Back in March director and producer J.J. Abrams talked about how he and his team were hard at work adapting both the Portal and Half-Life franchises into films. Now it seems Abrams is ready to start talking about the project very shortly.

When speaking to IGN at the debut of Westworld, Abrams let slip that, “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.”

Both of the projects were announced at DICE in 2013, but Abrams and Valve have bee radio silent for the most part since then.

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When pressed bout the subject matter of the movie, and whether it would continue the stories set out in the games, the Star Wars director didn’t want to give too much away.

“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.'”

We talked back in March about how Abrams was out last hope to save the Half-Life series and this is another sign pointing to the continuation of the franchise.