Half-Life and Portal are Still Being Produced

Posted 2016/03/14 3318 0

J.J. Abrams claimed to have found writers for two movies adapted from the famous games "Half-Life" and "Portal".

Many hope that 2016 will be a big year for movies adapted from video games with the release of Assassin's Creed and Warcraft, the projects starring top stars. However, there are still many movies based on video games in the production phase, which includes some projects that might have been completely forgotten.

Back in 2013, J.J. Abrams and co-founder of Valve, Gabe Newell, expressed their desire to work together on producing movies based on the famous games Half-Life and Portal. This is considered as the cooperation between Bad Robot of J.J. Abrams and Valve, the company owns the two games. Since then, the information related to the production has been so rare that many people believe that the projects are ay a standstill. Some others even assert that they have been canceled.

Another interesting fact is that Dan Trachtenberg, the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane, caused a storm in Hollywood with his short fan film Portal: No Escape, but hasn't been linked to Abrams' Portal project.

Obviously, with the news that writers have just been found, we still have to wait quite a while until we officially see the films on the screen. Now it is time for us to be curious about what will happen in the two movies, is there any connection between them because in video games, Portal and Half-Life are set in the same universe and Aperture Science, Inc. of Portal is the rival of Black Mesa Corp. of Half-Life. With J.J. Abrams producing both of the movies, we can be sure that the connection will be mentioned but how?

Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game primarily comprises a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. The player-character, Chell, is challenged by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) to complete each puzzle in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center using the portal gun with the promise of receiving cake when all the puzzles are completed.

Half-Life (stylized as HλLF-LIFE) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve L.L.C, released in 1998 by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows. Players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong, fighting enemies and solving puzzles. Unlike many other games at the time, Half-Life features no cutscenes; the player has uninterrupted control of Freeman, and the story is told through scripted sequences seen through his eyes.

Maybe it is time for the renaissance of movie adapted from games. According to the latest information, Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender will have at least a sequel and the reboot of Tomb Raider is negotiating with Daisy Ridley to play Lara Croft.