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.
HALO is massively overrated. IMO it sucks balls.
Comment by NOBODY — November 4, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
YOU are a massive troll, IMO you suck balls
Comment by ELSE — November 4, 2012 @ 10:45 pm
That’s why you are a “NOBODY”
Comment by Crackass — November 4, 2012 @ 11:20 pm
You’re a faggot. Go back to Call of Duty.
Comment by skeris04 — November 4, 2012 @ 11:32 pm
Comment by Pete — November 5, 2012 @ 2:24 am
You can only watch part 1 and 2.
Comment by Bede Skinner-Vennell — November 24, 2012 @ 11:36 pm
They did an amazing job on this series, especially considering the budget they were working with. Iâ€™m excited to see the special features now that itâ€™s out on Blu-Ray, and I imagine Forward Unto Dawn is going to be much better on Blu-Ray. Itâ€™s one thing to watch the web series on my 14â€ laptop monitor, but itâ€™s probably a whole different ball game through my 50â€ plasma and surround sound system. Thatâ€™s why I was pretty excited when one of my coworkers at DISH told me that Forward Unto Dawn was out on video. I put it in my Blockbuster @Home queue as soon as I could. I donâ€™t really like the idea of buying something I can see for free online though, since Iâ€™d probably only watch the special features once. DISHâ€™s Blockbuster @Home is a subscription rental service for movies and video games. In fact, thatâ€™s how I rent most of my games. Between only buying the Blu-Rays I want to watch regularly, and only buying the games with a lot of replay value and renting the rest, Iâ€™ve been saving a lot of money (especially on the games)!
Comment by Nosgoth1979 — December 6, 2012 @ 4:13 pm