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Halo 4 Launch Trailer Executive Produced by David Fincher
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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.


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Comment #3 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:24:03 AM
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@1 righty right

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Comment #4 by Epic Gamer Will
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:27:27 AM
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Nice can't wait to see this after the previous ones, they were beyond epic

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Comment #5 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:31:07 AM
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"First rule of Halo is you do not talk about Halo, second rule of Halo is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT HALO !!!!!"

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Comment #6 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:32:40 AM
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Quelle surprise... T0mN00B's trolling apprentice shows up in a Halo 4 topic.

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Comment #7 by ZLU CORONA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:49:49 AM
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i'm taking a month off from work to play this game!!!now need to find a sitter for the kids...

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Comment #8 by Dervius
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:50:43 AM
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Serious anticipation for this. With such outstanding trailers like We.Are.ODST, Landfall and Deliver Hope this has so much potential.

Give it to me Chief.

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Comment #9 by Magsec5
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:25:11 AM
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.....H A L O 4

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Comment #10 by Astrex
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 07:39:06 AM
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i pre cummed

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Comment #11 by BiggD
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 08:07:12 AM
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With a week off work I am beyond thrilled to finally play Halo 4. This trailer is going to be perfect!!!

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Comment #12 by Sigmund666
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 08:25:19 AM
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Halo 4 _O_
Halo really invented the FPS genre......

Did I just say that?!

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Comment #13 by aim of kronic
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 09:28:41 AM
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@12 your stupid

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Comment #14 by ThePumpkinKing
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 10:17:56 AM
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Wow. David Fincher is involved? Sick. Now if only we could get him to get behind a feature length film. Heavyweights like him have the sway to help finally get the Halo movie made.

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Comment #15 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 10:49:26 AM
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LOL @#1 & 2

OT: All I brought out of this is that a lot of ppl have a lot to say about a lot of other ppl.... Isn't it a little early for laucnh trailer? Don't get me wrong my birthday is next day, so that's nice sentiment, but still...

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Comment #16 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:00:14 AM
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Hopefully there will be a reminder so I can set by DVR to record Jimmy Fallon.

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Comment #17 by quaneylfc
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 11:21:02 AM
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why david fincher for a game like this?

he's good :P

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Comment #18 by The Mongis
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:12:54 PM
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I wonder how much dub step will be used in this trailer.

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Comment #19 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:47:06 PM
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David Fincher would definitely be in my top 5 list to direct a Halo film alongside JJ Abrams(sp?), James Cameron, Ridley Scott, and possibly Robert Rodriguez.

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Comment #20 by plum
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 12:48:00 PM
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@7 I booked a holiday for 2 weeks in Spain next Friday just so the wait goes quicker lol no joke. Then when I come back I am picking up the halo 4 console,collectors guide book and the limited edition game. Also I am not working till next year so bring on halo 4 greatest game ever.

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Comment #21 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 02:30:33 PM
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Fincher IMO is one of the best directors out there at the moment alongside Nolan but I don't feel he'd be right for a Halo movie, I still like the idea of Neil Blomkamp (District 9) but I'd also throw in the suggestion of Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) because he's an avid gamer.

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Comment #22 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 03:16:00 PM
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And lets not forget that Fincher directed Alien 3 which was a pile of manure.

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Comment #23 by JackAzzMcTittles
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 05:20:28 PM
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wtf? comment 1 & 2 dont show up for me

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Comment #24 by Sali B
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:44:49 PM
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I flat out told my boss i need 4th november off or i aint coming in lol

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Comment #25 by Zeppelin 856
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 06:50:01 PM
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My dead grandmother loves halo.

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Comment #26 by LightMyFire
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 03:24:56 AM
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F*ck It's going to be Halo-Fever all over again :D

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Comment #27 by WartyHogger
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 03:52:39 AM
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I do love me some David Fincher.

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Comment #28 by RottenApp1eCore
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 07:47:17 AM
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Getting very excited for Halo 4 right now.

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Comment #29 by Spartan375x
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 02:57:04 PM
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So what were the first 2 comments of?

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Comment #30 by ElrondHalfelven
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 05:26:46 PM
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@6 You dumb fuck. After stating that the only rules of Halo were to not talk about Halo, you mentioned it 3 fucking times!
Dumbass. And yes, IMO Halo>CoD

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Comment #31 by theNomad
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 08:13:29 PM
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@21 I've said Duncan Jones myself for years, hes proved hes gifted with sci-fi. Plus I'd also have Moon's Sam Rockwell as John 117, he just needs to bulk up some.

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Comment #32 by Wing X Custom
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 09:13:45 PM
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All 3 of those movies were boss!

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