Fans have been arguing the merits of film adaptations of the “Portal” and “Half-Life” franchises for some years now. Both the franchises have been developing such film projects for a while.
At last report, back in September, producer J.J. Abrams confirmed that both films are “still very much in development”. Now, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has participated in a Reddit AMA this week and confirmed that “Yep. They’re coming.”
At the moment no creative talents for either project have been announced. “Portal” was released in 2007 and its sequel in 2011, the first-person puzzle-platformer scoring great acclaim and a major fanbase.
“Half-Life” was also developed by Valve and released in 1998. The first person shooter famously features no cutscenes and the player has uninterrupted control. The sequel, released in 2004, remains amongst the best-reviewed games ever made.