Halo Waypoint’s latest offering to fans comes in the form of some behind-the-scenes footage from upcoming live-action mini-series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. (Caution—Spoilers ahead, if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing.)
Footage from the production team details the final scene in the series, a Warthog chase, and how painstakingly difficult it is to shoot the iconic Halo vehicle in motion.
As director Stewart Hendler notes, this is an original, fully functional Warthog that came straight from the Weta Workshop in Mirmar, New Zealand—the same prop and effect team that backed Peter Jackson’s The Lord of Rings trilogy with all that hand-made armor and, well, everything else seen in all three films.
According to the film crew, 19 people, two trailer rigs, a separate chasing car, and 52 cameras were required to shoot scenes with the Warthog—check it out in the trailer below.
PS: Let’s just stop and reflect on the fact that there’s a real, working Warthog that has a fake gatling gun on it.
When you think about it, mass producing those with actual weapons on them would be awesome.