Just when you think you have seen all the hype possible over a Halo game they go and do this. The following is the trailer for a live action, digital Halo series that will set the stage for the next massive Halo game. This five part series, brought to us by 343 Industries and Microsoft, is set to premier on 5th October on the Machinima Prime channel and Halo Waypoint and is set to have fans of this massive franchise weeing in anticipation for hours of wasted life playing on Halo 4, due on 4th November.
So have a quick watch of this…………………. It’s f#%king cool………… Halo: Forward Unto Dawn….
Live action Halo has been a long time coming. With all the hype around the supposed Halo movie, which is still looking pretty hopeful for the future (Spielberg!!!), fans have been waiting for this for a long ass time.
And now, official series bumf….
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s on-going war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
“Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will be rewarded with special insights into the story of Halo 4 and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience.
Directed by Stewart Hendler (“H+,” Sorority Row) and written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (“Smallville,” “Spartacus”), Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn features a diverse cast of established and up-and-coming Hollywood talent, including Tom Green as Thomas Lasky, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Chyler Silva, Daniel Cudmore (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, “The Twilight Saga”) as the Master Chief, Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons, Munich) as Mehaffey, Mike Dopud (Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol) as General Black, Enisha Brewster (Footloose) as April Orenski, Masam Holden (“Grey’s Anatomy,”Elizabethtown) as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Osric Chau (2012) as JJ Chen, Iain Belcher (“Supernatural”) as Vickers, and Kat De Lieva as Dimah.
A lot of big names making an equally big noise. I will be honest and say I am not too sure how long the episodes are, but what I can tell you is that……..
An extended, 90-minute Special Edition featuring additional footage and bonus content will be available Nov. 6 in the “Halo 4” Limited Edition and on on-demand video services.
So, it looks as if the whole thing has about an hour and half run time. Good enough for me.
And when the series is over?
And when life goes back to a meaningless nothing?
What are we to do??