Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Hollywood director David Fincher famed for Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the executive producer for the Halo 4 Debut trailer which lands on 18th October.
Fincher will be joined by Tim Miller, the visual effects lead that previously did Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Girl with the Dragon Tattooas who is the director of the launch trailer.
The pair are aiming to deliver an “emotionally-charged look at the backstory of “Halo’s” iconic hero, the Master Chief,” states the press release.
The extended two-minute trailer will make its world premiere during a ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ and will then be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast debut.
The trailer dubbed, Scanned is a cinematic production that offers a look at the back-story 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.”
Fincher added, “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.”
“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.”