Halo 4 isn’t just one of the biggest sequels to come out this year, but also features quite a list of professionals. First, we learned of Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge and Black Swan orchestrator Matt Dunkley handling the music. Now we’ve learned of that Fight Club’s David Fincher (yes, that one) along with visual effects lead Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) will be working on the launch trailer for the same.
The trailer, titled “Scanned” is set to “help deliver an emotionally-charged look at the backstory of Halo’s iconic hero, the Master Chief”, besides looking at the new threat he must face, and will premiere worldwide during the 18th October episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. Oddly enough, the trailer is being shot in Prague.
Miller stated, “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.”
Franchise development director Frank O’Connor states, “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.”