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The JJ Abrams produced Portal and Half-life movies are definitely actually happening

There's been mention of the JJ Abrams produced Portal and Half-life movies but now we've more word from the man himself. Slim word, admittedly but still, it's something.

Speaking to IGN (opens in new tab) Abrams was asked for an update on the two films and replied, "They're in development, they've got writers and we're working on both those stories but there's nothing that would be an exciting update."

So, okay, not exactly casting news or a trailer but definitely confirmation that these things weren't some collective fever dream we all had. Considering Daisy Ridley might be playing Tomb Raider (opens in new tab) in a new movie, how about we make her Chell as well?

It's also probably worth noting that 10 Cloverfield Lane (opens in new tab) director Dan Trachtenberg's big break came via a Portal fan film, so I'd imagine he's making a few faces in JJ's direction right about now. Here's his short if you're interested:

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.