Many attempts at making a live-action Halo movie have failed miserably, but numerous live-action trailers have been made to promote new titles in the video game series that have effectively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that a movie—if handled properly—could work.
With the highly anticipated return of Master Chief set happen when Halo 4 is released this Tuesday, November 6th, Microsoft isn’t holding back on the epic promotions. We’ve already seen a great live-action trailer that was produced by David Fincher, but the company also went ahead and spent $10 million to produce a massive five-part live-action web series titled Forward Unto Dawn. And while it may not be exactly the kind of movie fans of the games wanted, the five parts do in fact combine to create an impressive near 90-minute movie worth watching.
You can watch all five parts of Forward Unto Dawn by heading over to the other side now.
The series tells a prequel story, following a soldier named Lasky who’s helped along by Master Chief at the star of the Covenant war on his course to becoming a leader on the UNSC Infinity ship.
A 90-minute extended version of Forward Unto Dawn will be included with the Limited Edition of Halo 4, and it will also be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and other services come December 4th.