Microsoft has hired some top Hollywood talent to bring Halo 4’s live-action launch trailer to life, including Fight Club and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher and the visuals effects lead from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
The launch trailer promises to deliver “an emotionally-charged look at the backstory of Halo’s iconic hero, the Master Chief.” It will premier during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in America on 18th October and no doubt be all over the internet shortly after.
Called Scanned and filmed in Prague, the trailer is a two minute long live-action affair that “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.”
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s visual effects leader Tim Miller directs. He says, “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.”
David Fincher executive produces. He says, “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.”
And finally, 343 Industries’ franchise development director Frank O’Connor gushed, “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.”
Halo 4 is out November 6th. The first still from the trailer is below.