In what is possibly one of the most annoying ways to announce something, this is an announcement for the premiere of the Halo 4 launch trailer – which is releasing nearly a month before the games launch (go figure…)
The trailer, entitled “Scanned” will be two minutes in length and will premiere on the October 18th episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It’ll also arrive on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel right after the broadcast – which is 6AMish in BST.
“Scanned” offers an insight into the backstory of Master Chief, and gives you a glimpse into what new threat he’ll encounter in Halo 4. It continues the trend of Halo 4 promotional trailers and videos by being completely live-action again, and it could work really quite well when you hear who’s at the helm.
Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher is executive producer on the project with visual effects lead Tim Miller, who has worked on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will be serving as director. To keep them in line though 343 Industries worked meticulously with them and twofifteenmccann to produce an action-packed trailer.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to direct the ‘Halo 4’ launch trailer in creative partnership with 343 Industries and David Fincher,” said Miller. “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.”
Fincher then weighed in, quite succinctly by saying: “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.”
Finally 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor spoke on his and the teams excitement for the upcoming trailer: “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 releases on Xbox 360 on November 6th.