Producer JJ Abrams confirms that the Portal movie is in development at Warner Bros and that he is no longer involved with the Half-Life adaptation.
The adaptation of Valve’s popular title Portal has been rumoured to be in production for quite some time, and recently it has been confirmed that it is indeed in development at Warner Bros.
The news came during a press day for the release of Super 8’s 4K Blu-ray, when Abrams revealed to IGN that the Portal movie was indeed in development at Warner Bros.
“We actually do have a script that’s being written for the Portal movie now at [Warner Bros.]. We’re really excited about the take and the pitch, so it feels like that thing’s finally on the rails.”
Although he didn’t go into any further details or reveal any of the writers involved in the project, he also remained tight lipped regarding if there were any directors who have been approached to get involved with the movie as of yet.
He also mentioned that he was excited to expand on the narrative of the game at the moment the storyline could be quite limited.
Could we expect the movie to navigate closer to to the very first Portal which we saw protagonist Chell escape from the realms of being held captive as a test subject. The sequel Portal 2 went into more detail on the history of Aperture Science, alongside featuring a classic performance from J.K Simmons as Cave Johnson.
There was also acknowledgement from Abrams that fans may call out to have Simmons return to the role in a live-action adaptation.
Fans will have to hang on for the movies official release, until then be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.