At the recent red carpet for HBO's upcoming Westworld series, IGN asked
JJ Abrams about the latest on the whole Portal and Half Life movie stuff that's happening. As reported a while back, you might recall that the acclaimed director's production company Bad Robot is currently working with Valve on a number of ideas. One of those being a movie, to which JJ Abrams says "I’m hoping that there will be a Portal announcement fairly soon."
The full quote doesn't really say all that much, but with Bad Robot producing Dan Trachtenberg's debut feature film, the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane, as the director of the surprise hit Portal: No Escape short from 2011 -- we might be looking at a Portal movie as his follow-up feature.
"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. We are having some really interesting discussions with writers, many of whom are rabid about these things. As someone who loves playing Half Life and Portal, 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."
Either way with the right people and Bad Robot on board, a Portal film could be definitely turn out to be a good thing. And in the world of videogame adaptations, that's the equivalent of getting to watch something like The Godfather for the first time.