Halo 4: Scanned

The story of Master Chief.

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Twofifteenmcann tapped David Fincher and Blur's Tim Miller for "Scanned," an extended trailer for upcoming "Halo 4," that gives gamers a peek into the origins, as well as the fallibility, of super sci-fi soldier, Master Chief.

The film uncovers bits of Master Chief's history, from his days as the young boy John-117, to his involuntary recruitment as a Spartan to the physical enhancements that transformed him into the powerful warrior we're more familiar with. It then introduces a new twist to the Halo saga, a frightening new foe who, apparently, manages to screw with his head. The film debuted last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and launches a larger integrated global effort through which players will get to know the new evil in town.

Miller directed the film while Fincher executive produced. Shot in Prague, it features a mix of live-action and CGI. The game will be released on November 6.

The film was produced out of Fincher's new production company RESET, which he launched with former Anonymous Content Head of Commercials Dave Morrison earlier this year. Fincher and Miller have worked together quite a bit of late. Blur Studio worked on the highly acclaimed opening sequence for Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," while last week, they joined forces to promote Kickstarter project, "The Goon."

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Oct 19, 2012
Twofifteen McCann
Chief Creative Officer:
Scott Duchon
Halo 4
Associate CD/Copywriter:
Joe Rose
Associate CD/Copywriter:
Neil Bruce
Director of Integrated Production:
Tom Wright
Director of Integrated Production:
Alex Spahr
Senior Agency Producer:
Kate Morrison Schermers
Production Company:
Tim Miller
Creative Director:
David Fincher
Director of Photography:
Linus Sandgren
Executive Producer:
Jeff McDougall
Executive Producer:
Dave Morrison
Line Producer/Assistant Director:
Timory King
Editorial Company:
Final Cut
Stephen Berger
Assistant Editor:
Chris Amos
Executive Producer:
Saima Awan
Jennifer Miller
Visual Effects/Animation:
VFX Director:
Tim Miller
Animation and Layout Supervisor:
Derron Ross
VFX Supervisor:
Brandon Riza
Keith Luczywo
Executive Producer:
Al Shier
Character Modeling Lead:
Nicolas Comeau
Rigging Lead:
Jeremie Passerin
Animation Lead:
Jon Vener
Lighting & Compositing Lead:
Gary Christian
Lighting & Compositing Lead:
Kris Kaufman
Mark Gethin
Color Assist:
Derek Hansen
Amanda Ornelas
Summer McCloskey
Flame Artist:
Benji Davidson
Original Music:
Jonathan Sanford
Sound Designer:
Brian Emrich
Lime Studios
Rohan Young
Executive Producer:
Jessica Locke

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