[VIDEO] Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Live-Action Series Premieres
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.05.2012
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Coming Soon reports that Microsoft and 343 Industries have launched their live action digital series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The first episode is available to watch below.
Here's a synopsis: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn tells a story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the "Halo" universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war, and leading into the events of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn follows a group of cadets who are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC's ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about the war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
Fans who watch the series will get special clues of the story of Halo 4 and the "Halo Infinity Multiplayer" experience. There will be five weekly episodes before the launch of Halo 4 on November 6.
The series is directed by Stewart Hendler (H+, Sorority Row) from a script by Todd and Aaron Helbing (Smallville, Spartacus). The series is executive produced by former Warner Bros and Playtone executives Lydia Antonini and Josh Feldman. The cast includes 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 with additional footage and bonus content will be available in the Halo 4 Limited Edition and on Blu-Ray, DVD, Xbox Video, iTunes and VOD in December for the US and Canada.