The Social Network Director Tapped to Produce Halo 4 Trailer

The Social Network Director Tapped to Produce Halo 4 Trailer

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Halo fans will need to tune in to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18th to catch the latest glimpse of Master Chief in action.

The Social Network director David Fincher will show off his production prowess with a live action Halo 4 launch trailer set to debut on October 18th. The video was shot in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic and will reportedly flesh out some of Master Chief's backstory, though specific details are of course being kept under wraps.

The trailer is titled Scanned and will first be shown during the October 18th episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tim Miller - who will be directing the upcoming Deadpool flick starring Ryan Reynolds - has taken on directorial duties for the live action ad.

Joining the project with Hollywood hits like Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button under his belt, Fincher's involvement is a pretty big deal. Trailers for previous Halo titles have historically been met with much fanfare, and it appears Microsoft is sparing no expense in continuing the trend.

Of course, we're just talking about an advertisement here.

Meanwhile, the Halo movie - you know, the full-length feature that would actually need a quality director and producer if a deal could ever be struck - can't seem to catch a break. Due to monetary issues the project hasn't yet gotten off the ground, and until it does, brief trailers are as close as fans will get.

Source: GameSpot

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I think that David Fincher is famous enough that you can just say his name in the title.

Also, shot in Prague? is this going to be something like those museum ads that they put out for Halo 3?

MikeWehner:

Meanwhile, the Halo movie - you know, the full-length feature that would actually need a quality director and producer if a deal could ever be struck - can't seem to catch a break. Due to monetary issues the project hasn't yet gotten off the ground, and until it does, brief trailers are as close as fans will get.

Source: GameSpot

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There's still that Forward Unto Dawn mini-series/movie.

And why attach Fincher to simply produce? Not that that's a simple job or anything, but he's best known for his directing.

Either way, he'll probably be too busy swimming in that ocean of cash Microsoft had to pay to get his name on it.

Mcoffey:

MikeWehner:

Meanwhile, the Halo movie - you know, the full-length feature that would actually need a quality director and producer if a deal could ever be struck - can't seem to catch a break. Due to monetary issues the project hasn't yet gotten off the ground, and until it does, brief trailers are as close as fans will get.

Source: GameSpot

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There's still that Forward Unto Dawn mini-series/movie.

And why attach Fincher to simply produce? Not that that's a simple job or anything, but he's best known for his directing.

Either way, he'll probably be too busy swimming in that ocean of cash Microsoft had to pay to get his name on it.

Yeah the first episode of Forward Unto Dawn released, it was pretty good. Episode 2 comes out tomorrow.

Just as long as these guys know the first thing about Halo, and about video games in general. ArenaNet brought on James McTeigue (who directed V for Vendetta) to create the live-action trailer for GW2 and it was terrible. It had next to nothing to do with the game, and it looked like it was made by a recent film school graduate trying to come across as edgy and deep, or like he was trying really hard to make sure we knew it was made by a famous person with a style.

I don't know how much of that was his fault and how much was ArenaNet's marketing, but I'm always skeptical when famous filmmakers are brought on to create trailers.

Anyone else think that the chief looks weird without a crotch plate?

 

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