Microsoft and 343 industries have detailed the launch trailer for their upcoming title, Halo 4.
Hollywood Director David Fincher comes as the executive producer and acclaimed visual effects lead Tim Miller comes as the director of the launch trailer. Both of them will help deliver an emotionally-charged look at the backstory of the iconic hero in the Halo games, the Master Chief.
The extended two minute trailer will air on October 18th during the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. It will be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately after.
The trailer is titled Scanned and comes as an action packed cinematic production. It comes offering a look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in the upcoming game. Filmed in Prague, The trailer continues the franchise’s tradition of expanding the universe through award-winning live-action stories, adding to the lore and anticipation for the next chapter in the landmark franchise that has sold more than 43 million game copies worldwide and generated more than $3 billion in franchise sales.
David Fincher stated:
“I enjoy collaborating with Tim Miller, who is at the visual and technical forefront of hybridised live-action/CGI – not only pushing the boundary but defining it.”
Tim Miller added
“I’m excited about the opportunity to direct the ‘Halo 4’ launch trailer in creative partnership with 343 Industries and David Fincher, ‘Halo is one of the most iconic sci-fi universes, with a depth that allows for amazingly cinematic and emotionally riveting stories. The chance to tell a story that explores never-before-seen facets of Master Chief’s journey is an honor. Our goal is to deliver a blockbuster, Hollywood-quality trailer that raises the bar for the award-winning legacy of live-action ‘Halo’ storytelling and gets fans stoked for the return of Master Chief.”
343 industries franchise development director Frank O’Connor also added:
“As a studio, we’re incredibly excited to be working with one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors and one of its top visual effects leads to bring our creative vision for the launch trailer to life, Their involvement is a testament to the significance of ‘Halo’ as a pop culture touchstone, and we think fans are going to be blown away when they see the final piece.”
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