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.
Hes a good director, I'm just not sold on live action commercials. Either way I'm still excited about the game.
@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.
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.
Do you guys get that feeling like you could have just watched the video instead of reading the article..?
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."
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.
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.
I wonder how Fincher is supposed to achieve the same cinematographic magnificence of Fight Club in a two minute trailer.
@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.
Trailers have looked great, can't wait for game, HOWEVER I could not be any less interested in Forward Unto Dumb. That 1st episode last week was terrible and a waste of my time.
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
@scarred_fox No, you were right the first time. People saw a serious trailer and were expecting a serious game.
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.
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