Financed at a cost insiders pegged as between $5 million and $10 million, "Forward Unto Dawn" represents the technology giant's first significant step forward into the traditional entertainment world. Its backers hope the step will allow 343 Industries, the Microsoft subsidiary that oversees everything "Halo," to tell new types of stories and reach new audiences.Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" franchise has sold more than 42 million video games and been featured in novels, comic books, trading cards and an animated series. But Master Chief, the "space marine" protagonist who wields two guns and takes no prisoners, got his butt kicked on his first foray into the live-action world, when 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures' 2006 attempt to develop a big-budget "Halo" movie fizzled over budget concerns.Now "Halo" has gone in front of the cameras, but without any movie studio assistance. Microsoft has produced a Web series, called "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," which will premiere this October in five episodes leading up to the release of the "Halo 4" video game. The segments will then be collected, along with 15 minutes of additional footage, into a 90-minute feature film. Microsoft will announce "Forward Unto Dawn" and preview it to fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego during a panel Thursday.
I said "moo". No. Wait. That was the cow. The cow says "moo".It'll be interesting if they can get the same aesthetic with live action. The pics so far look too clean. Everybody in that unit has brand new armor? Unlikely!
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
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