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.
|Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed||19|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||4|
|Xbone controller for Windows is coming; still isn't wireless||11|
|Apple: With iOS 8, we can't give your data to the government||28|
|Stable of new Kindle tablets includes $99 Android model||44|
|Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware||46|
|AOC's new backlight tech saves your eyeballs from harmful wavelengths||44|
|Report: Asus may sue mobo makers over patent infringement||60|
|New footage, previews shed light on Gearbox's Battleborn||13|