The build-up to the release of Halo4 on November 6th, 2012 is well underway with the news that a new live-action digital series will be released.
The five episodes will be distributed online and followed cadets at the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy as they train to fight against insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. One cadet, Thomas Lasky, struggles with doubts about the war and the weight of expectation on him, but when the Covenant turn up, he’s inspired by the Master Chief to decide what it means to be a hero.
It’s directed by Stewart Hendler (“H+,” “Sorority Row”) and written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (“Smallville,” “Spartacus”), “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” features a cast of established and up-and-coming Hollywood talent, including Tom Green (“Dance Academy”) as Thomas Lasky, Anna Popplewell (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) as Chyler Silva, Daniel Cudmore (“X2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Twilight Saga”) as the Master Chief, Ayelet Zurer (“Angels & Demons,” “Munich”) as Mehaffey, Mike Dopud (“Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) as General Black, Enisha Brewster (“Footloose”) as April Orenski, Masam Holden (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Elizabethtown”) as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Osric Chau (“2012”) as JJ Chen, Iain Belcher (“Supernatural”) as Vickers, and Kat De Lieva as Dimah.
An extended, 90-minute Special Edition featuring additional footage and bonus content will be shipped in the Halo 4 Limited Edition bundle for £69.99, along with fiction content expanding the characters, a special featurette and ‘making of’. It’s being distributed online via Halo Waypoint and Machinima (And as a result, even the trailer is blocked from being uploaded to our own Youtube channel), so if you want to check it out visit http://halo.xbox.com/ForwardUntoDawn.