The lights are on
To coincide with Comic Con, Microsoft and Machinima have released a full trailer for Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, a new live-action, five-episode web series that will debut on the new Machinima Prime YouTube channel this fall.
The series centers around Thomas Lasky (played by actor Tom Green -- not THAT Tom Green, don't worry), a young cadet at the UNSC Academy. The series will depict Lasky's conflicted feelings about his role in the war between the humans and the Covenant -- and what he learns from Master Chief, who appears to play an important role in the series. Forward Unto Dawn takes place slightly before the beginning of the human/Covenant war, setting the stage for Halo 4.
Microsoft also announced that, as part of the $99 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition, you'll get a special 90-minute version of the live action series, as well as some expanded content and a making-of featurette.
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If this takes place at the slightly before the start of the Covenant war, how does it set the stage for Halo 4? Wouldn't it set the stage for Halo: Reach? That game takes place closer to the start of the war. I don't know what's happening...
I NEED KNOW!
MASTER CHEIF AS BOSS AS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Weak. Way too childish in a Harry Potter kind of way. Also, this trend of over emphasising female combatants needs to stop. This has NEVER been common throughout human history and it seriously damages the realism of any combat driven entertainment. Call me a sextist if you want but talk to any person that has gone through BUDS and a guarantee that person is a man. There are always exceptions and I know there are a few females out there that can kick major ass but that is not the norm. Lets stick with the norm.
Sweet!! I've gotta see this..
This a good idea to test out the kinks of a possible movie idea. I think by sending out little bits of video clips like these it will give the movie makers (if they listen to us) a better idea of how to go about making a Halo movie.
This looks remarkably average, and that's when I'm actively trying to find something to like. That said, I'll probably watch it, since I've already pre-ordered the Limited Edition.
2:46-2:52 game me the chills
You can definitely tell it's a low budget series. But just by watching the trailer you can't really tell if all those scenes were from one episode or all of them. Going to see this when it comes out.
Im looking foward(to dawn)to this
Oh god, I really hope this isn't going to be the cliche love story that it seems like is going to happen.
THAT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!! :D :D :D
I may give it a chance but the trailer was kind of meh.
I also had the goosebumps when chief walked in as well. This looks awesome! Can't wait.
Haha I guess this is Microsoft's big middle finger to Hollywood. Unless they are playing nice with a web series to start a movie?
That was hot.
Yep, that'll run 5 seasons with some clever writing.
ALL HAIL TO THE CHIEF BABY!!!
This is just amazing. Hopefully they come out with an actual movie soon.