Halo 4 Launch Trailer Gets Hollywood Talent

Because video games need Hollywood talent?

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E3 2012
E3 2012
6th November 2012, that's when Halo 4 is launching in a Fourth-of-the-Series mega-splat of gaming newness. And in order to pimp that, Microsoft and 343 Industries have lined up some video game making talent to make the launch trailer. Nah, they haven't they've gone for more easily recognisable Hollywood talent.

In fact, according to what we've been told, "Famed Hollywood Visionaries David Fincher and Tim Miller" are going to make the trailer. Yes, there is no doubting the talent in show.

Director David Fincher has been involved in Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, so he's executive producer. Whereas visual effects lead Tim Miller, who has done the lights on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will direct.

The "extended" two-minute trailer will be out in the USA first. It will be seen during the 18th October episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. For the rest of us plebs who don't live in the heart of the empire, "It will be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast debut (around 6am BST)."

Predictably Miller is, "excited about the opportunity to direct the Halo 4 launch trailer in creative partnership with 343 Industries and David Fincher."

For his part, Fincher is less exuberant, "I enjoy collaborating with Tim Miller" he says. Never fear though, 343 Industries' Frank O'Connor says that, "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."

He continues, “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.”

Seriously? The games industry can't find it in its heart to let its own talent speak for one of the greatest pieces of entertainment property ever? Surely giving the launch trailer to some game-making talent who, frankly given the state of Hollywood movie output at the moment compared to games, would speak more loudly and elegantly about Pop Cultural relevance?

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