Portal film features live-action testing


— 11:25 AM on August 24, 2011

When video games get film adaptations, I usually cringe and then run as fast as I can in the opposite direction. If director Dan Trachtenberg makes one about Portal, though, I'll be the first one in line to see it. As far as I know, there are no plans for a feature-length movie based on Valve's wildly popular puzzle shooter. However, this short film by Trachtenberg makes a pretty compelling case for one.

Yeah, I'd shell out $10 for 90 minutes of that. Get Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, and J.K. Simmons (the voices for GLaDOS, Wheatley, and Cave Johnson, respectively) onboard with the writing team behind the actual game, and you could have the makings of a really good movie.

The short film was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con last month, but this is the first I've heard of it. Let's hope it gets the attention of the folks at Valve. Thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the tip.

   
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