A short film called Portal: No Escape hit YouTube from director Dan Trachtenberg giving fans of the Portal video games a reason to scream. It was a scream of sheer pleasure. This hit the interwebs earlier, but we're a little behind on some postings. I wish I cold tell you why we're behind, but that's a surprise for later.
Take the jump watch Portal: No Escape. Even if you're not a fan of the games, you'll love this short.
Dan Trachtenberg gives hope to the possibility of a good video game movie. However, once it were to get in to the studio system we could expect a much more diluted version. The meeting will go something like this:
"You're short essay was great, but it needs to appeal to the kids. What if we make it animated? Or a hybrid animation and live action. Like a juiced up Roger Rabbit. Then when the girl is rescued by our hero, I'm picturing a younger Taylor Lautner, he leads her out of the building, instead of finding out they haven't escaped they discover that when they went through the Magic Doorways; I like that better than Portal, Portal is too science fiction and girls under 14 won't go to that; They find out that they've entered an animated world controlled by an animated evil genius voiced by Eddie Murphy."
At least we have this version to love.
What say you?