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Microsoft gears up for live-action ‘Halo’ web series

Microsoft gears up for live-action ‘Halo’ web seriesIt’s not a film, but, however Microsoft is planning to launch a brand new web series primarily based on its blockbuster Halo video-game series, with actual individuals enjoying the characters.

An organization consultant confirms that Microsoft will likely be producing the live-action series, referred to as “Halo 4: Ahead Unto Daybreak,” together with the launch of the Halo 4 online game later this 12 months.

Selection first reported the news earlier this week.

Microsoft has tried for years, with out success, to convey a Halo film to the massive display as a characteristic movie.

Relying on the reception, the web series might assist construct new momentum in Hollywood for a film, as long as the corporate doesn’t blow it once more with bizarre strikes like having Master Chief wait in the lobby while studio execs review the script.

Right here’s how Selection describes the plans for the series …

“Ahead Unto Daybreak” will play out over 5 weekly installments, round quarter-hour every, telling an unique story concerning the recreation’s Grasp Chief and the way he impressed a younger UNSC cadet who will ultimately develop into a frontrunner aboard the UNSC Infinity spacecraft. Introduction of the brand new character will tie in with the plot of “Halo 4,” whereas offering a flashback to the start of the “Halo” franchise’s warfare between the people and the evil Covenant.

Microsoft isn’t giving any additional particulars, however it did share the teaser picture proven right here. Click on on the picture for the high-res model. If any Halo followers spot something notable within the armor, let me know.

The Halo 4 online game is due out Nov. 6. It’s the primary installment from Microsoft’s 343 Industries, which took over the franchise from the unique creators, Bungie Studios.

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