Today Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Hollywood director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) as executive producer and visual effects lead Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as the director of the launch trailer for Halo 4.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to direct the Halo 4 launch trailer in creative partnership with 343 Industries and David Fincher,” said Miller, who also collaborated with Fincher to create the title sequence for the Academy award-winning 2011 film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. “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.”
Titled “Scanned,” the trailer is a cinematic production that offers a look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in Halo 4.
“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,” said 343 Industries’ franchise development director Frank O’Connor. “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.”
The extended two-minute trailer will make its world premiere during the October 18th episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35pm CT) before the launch of Halo 4 on November 6th. It will be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast debut (around 6am BST).