The official Halo 4 launch trailer, titled "Scanned", is set to premiere on October 18th during an episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", 343 Industries and Microsoft announced today.
From the minds of renowned Hollywood director David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), serving as executive producer, and acclaimed visual effects lead Tim Miller (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as the director of the launch trailer, the Halo 4 launch trailer is a two-minute long "action-packed cinematic production that offers a captivating look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in 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.”
The trailer was filmed in Prague and continues the franchise's tradition of expanding the universe through live-action stories. It sounds like it will be of similar production quality to the new live-action mini web series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which debuted last Friday.
“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 Halo 4 launch trailer will be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately following its broadcast debut. "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35pm CT for anyone interested in seeing it live.