Presumably because the Forward Unto Dawn live action shorts hadn't devoured quite enough of the game's massive marketing budget, Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that acclaimed movie director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network) will be producing the game's live action launch trailer, to be directed by visual effects veteran Tim Miller.
Titled “Scanned,” the trailer is an action-packed cinematic production that offers a captivating look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in “Halo 4.” Filmed in Prague, “Scanned” continues the franchise’s tradition of expanding the universe through award-winning live-action stories, adding to the lore and anticipation for the next chapter in the landmark franchise that has sold more than 43 million game copies worldwide and generated more than $3 billion in franchise sales.
The two-minute long Scanned trailer is set to debut on US talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18th (PST), and will be added to the Halo Waypoint site and the official Xbox Youtube channel shortly after. A still from the trailer can be seen below.
Halo 4 is due exclusively on Xbox 360, worldwide on November 6th 2012.