Machinima Prime released a trailer a few days back titled Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The new live-action Halo series takes fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel: the UNSC Infinity.
The online TV series (webisodes) will be directed by Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row, Whisper) and will star Iain Belcher, Jenna Berman, Enisha Brewster (Footloose 2011) and Steve Downes – who’s voiced Master Chief since the first Halo title on the original XBox.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will contain five 15-minute shorts leading up to the release of the blockbuster sci-fi shooter Halo 4 on November 6. Machinima Prime and Microsoft premiered the trailer at Comic-Con which ignited anticipation for its worldwide premiere on Oct. 5.
A few years ago, Halo fans were disappointed after Neill Blomkamp (District 9) was told to no longer work on Halo. According to an interview on MTV with Blomkamp, he poured five months into the movie. He says he worked on the film “24 hours a day,” adding that he feels that the “the whole [Halo] universe is incredibly compelling.” Then, he reiterated that he probably wouldn’t return to Halo, saying, “When you spend five months working on something like that, and then you just get the rug pulled out from underneath you, it’s not easy to kind of go back to that.”
Now, Microsoft’s mini-series seems hopes to fill the void and appease fans with a gritty, realistic tale that expands the Halo universe.
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