Microsoft and 343 Industries have lined up "Famed Hollywood Visionaries David Fincher and Tim Miller" to create the Halo 4 launch trailer.
According to a press release we've just been sent, Director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will both be involved, with the latter directing.
The extended two-minute trailer will make its world premiere during the 18th October episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" before the launch of "Halo 4" on 6th November. It will be available on Halo Waypoint and the Xbox YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast debut (around 6am BST).
"I?m excited about the opportunity to direct the 'Halo 4' launch trailer in creative partnership with 343 Industries and David Fincher," said Miller. "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."
"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."
Microsoft sure knows how to build hype for its games, let's just hope this particular title lives up to it.