The Halo movie may be stalled, but that has not stopped Microsoft from tapping Hollywood talent for its popular science fiction series. The company announced today that Fight Club and The Social Network director David Fincher will produce Halo 4's live-action launch trailer.
Visual effects craftsman Tim Miller, who contributed to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will direct the trailer.
The two-minute Halo 4 launch trailer will debut during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18, and will be made available immediately thereafter through Halo Waypoint and the official Xbox YouTube channel.
The trailer itself is titled "Scanned," and delves into the backstory of series hero Master Chief. It was shot in Czech Republic capital city of Prague. No actors for the trailer were named.
“[Fincher and Miller's] 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,” 343 Industries’ franchise development director Frank O’Connor said in a statement.
Halo 4's "Scanned" trailer is not the only live-action effort attached to Halo 4. The first entry in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launched last week. The series spans five episodes leading up to Halo 4's November 6 launch and features Chronicles of Narnia actress Anna Popplewell.