Abrams Offers “Half-Life,” “Portal” Film Updates

A few years ago came word that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company and Gabe Newell’s gaming giant Valve were working together on several projects including adaptations of their two most notable franchises – “Half-Life” and “Portal”.

Not much has changed since then, though in a new interview this week with IGN Abrams says both films are still quite active. Asked if he could offer an update on their progress, Abrams said:

“Not yet, but they’re in development. And we’ve got writers, and we’re working on both those stories. But nothing that would be an exciting update.”

The Abrams-produced “10 Cloverfield Lane” now in cinemas is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, a filmmaker who rose to fame with an inspired short film based on “Portal”.