I’m still mad that the big-screen flick based on Halo was canceled. I would still love to see a live-action version of Halo come to the big screen. I’m holding out hope that the project will be pulled out of mothballs at some point. At least for now, as close as we’re going to get to a live-action Halo movie is the web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
The official trailer for the web series premiered Comic-Con this week, and it doesn’t offer much detail. If you haven’t been following this web series, it’s a short live-action digital series set to debut on October 5 with a series of five episodes. The episodes will air to build up anticipation for the launch of the Halo 4 videogame on November 6.
The actors and other staff members for the web series are actually pretty impressive. Forward Unto Dawn will be Directed by Stewart Hendler (H+, Sorority Row) and written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (Smallville, Spartacus), and the cast includes a variety 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 version of the web series will be offered in the Halo 4 Limited Edition box set and through on-demand video services on November 6.