Good news, everyone! Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that famed director David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will be producing Halo 4‘s launch trailer.
Set to debut on October 18th, the directorial duties will be helmed by Tim Miller, who is most well-known for his visual effects work on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and creative roles in Rockfish.
Here’s a snippet from the press release, which details how the trailer will go down and where it’s being filmed:
Titled “Scanned,” the trailer is an action-packed cinematic production that offers a captivating look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in “Halo 4.” Filmed in Prague, “Scanned” continues the franchise’s tradition of expanding the universe through award-winning live-action stories, adding to the lore and anticipation for the next chapter in the landmark franchise that has sold more than 43 million game copies worldwide and generated more than $3 billion in franchise sales.
If you want to catch on network TV before it hits the Internet, the two-minute trailer will air during the October 18 episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”—not a surprise, given the host’s frequent video game-related segments. If you don’t have TV, you won’t have to wait for too long, though.
Both Halo Waypoint and YouTube will host the trailer right after the Jimmy Fallon show, so you’ll have to wait about an hour, at most. Halo 4 itself doesn’t release until November 6th, so for some of you, it’ll make the wait worse.