At the DICE Summit in 2013, Valve founder Gave Newell and director J.J. Abrams announced that they wanted to work together to make Portal and Half-Life films. That was 8 years ago. Yesterday, Abrams confirmed with IGN the status of the Portal movie.
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J.J. Abrams told IGN:
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.
It’s got enormous potential for a lot of reasons, one of which is because of the limited narrative of the game, as ingeniously told as it is, the potential of it is so huge. It’s gonna be super fun.
The Plot Of The Game
The game, Portal, follows a silent character named Chell, a trapped test subject for Aperture Science. She goes through all of these tests using a handheld portal device all designed by GlaDOS, a murderous AI. GLaDOS guides our protagonist through the varying test chambers, with the promise of cake, to her death and Chell has to try to escape.
Honestly, I think Portal would make a great movie. For example, Joss Whedon proved in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s episode, Hush, that you don’t need your characters to speak to create an amazing story.
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