Fight Club director producing Halo 4 launch trailer

David Fincher behind new two-minute live-action trailer for 343's shooter to be directed by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World artist Tim Miller; will debut October 18 on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show.

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.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Xman4787
Xman4787

This "Trailer" Is in 5 or 6 parts it is Forward unto Dawn

vault-boy
vault-boy

Hes a good director, I'm just not sold on live action commercials. Either way I'm still excited about the game.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Am I the only person that thinks Jimmy Fallon never has been and never will be funny, at all? 

tightwad34
tightwad34

Why in the hell does this matter at all?

okassar
okassar

You are not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your khakis. You are Master Chief.

PaladinPaterson
PaladinPaterson

Do you guys get that feeling like you could have just watched the video instead of reading the article..?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

well, Halo fans can't really ask for more... Fincher directed Alien 3 too

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Please no Dubstep music. It used to be cool. Used to be. Now I just roll my eyes.

funkinslick
funkinslick

is this really necessary? doesn't halo sell itself at this point? It reminds me of G.W. Bush in 2004 being asked how he would spend the record amount of money raised for an incumbent campaign and responding with "watch me."

MachShot
MachShot

Oh great. Here comes a subliminal message. A dream within a dream within a dream, that was never a dream...or is it? WAIT! No, it's just a day dream, you're stuck a work. But then you wake up! And you wash your face, look in the mirror, and you're someone else.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Fincher is awesome, has a great track record. Should be a cool 2 minute trailer.

 

343 on the other hand have yet to prove themselves, but I hope for the best.

Zonno
Zonno

I wonder how Fincher is supposed to achieve the same cinematographic magnificence of Fight Club in a two minute trailer.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

First rule of Halo? Don't talk about Halo.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

live action trailers are cool to watch. problem is, some ppl REALLY think thats how the game will be (i.e Dead Island, little girl trailer) ppl were VERY disappointed with the reuslts of gameplay ^^ anyway, all hail the FREEMAN !!! humanities true savior =P

cejay0813
cejay0813

Live-action trailers are cool but nothing could top the "Starry Night" trailer for Halo 3 in terms on epicness.  You can do some amazing things with CGI.

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @gatsbythepig I don't know about ever cause I only know his new stuff but ya, hes kind of shit. But why didn't they do it on Conan? Conan and Andy are both voice actors in the game.

wavelength121
wavelength121

 @Zonno Um, who said he should even try? I would prefer if there were no dicks spliced into the frames of my video game trailer, thanks.

Xman4787
Xman4787

 @Sgthombre No first Rule is Don't Kill FOR THE SNIPER or ROCKET LAUNCHER or any good weapons

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

correcton, that was CGI guess i should kno my stuff >.<

wavelength121
wavelength121

 @scarred_fox No, you were right the first time. People saw a serious trailer and were expecting a serious game.