News: J.J. Abrams Says That A Portal Announcement Is Coming Soon

IGN was able to get some information from J.J. Abrams about the Portal and Half Life movies.

During a red carpet screening of Westworld, he said that both productions are:
"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. "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."
Both of these potential movies are based off of games created by Valve Corporation. Portal is about a character that must solve a series of puzzles by teleportation, using a special device that creates inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. A computer artificial intelligence unit called GLaDOS directs and antagonizes Chell through the game. Check out the interview with Abrams below.

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