The Upcoming Halo Nightfall Feature Looks Awesome


We’ve been demanding a full-fledged Halo movie for ages. Unfortunately, a snowball in hell has about as much of a chance in hell as we have the chances of seeing Halo in theaters any time soon. I mean, we saw Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn in 2012 as a direct-to-internet release, and that one left me tepid. It was an okay addition to the Halo lore, but it wasn’t anything special. It seems we’ll be getting a new direct-to-internet miniseries feature in order to connect the dots between Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. It will also apparently connect to Halo: the Television Series.

What’s interesting is that we’re now starting to see some big names pulled out for these two new features. Nightfall is written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring, and produced by Ridley Scott’s ‘Scott Free Productions’. Halo: the Television Series (set to premier in Fall of 2015), however, will be produced by Steven Spielberg with Niel Blimkamp rumored as the director for the pilot. Halo: Nightfall also stars Mike Colter who you may recognize from Million Dollar Baby where he played Big Willie Little. That gives me hope, as does the trailer (embedded above). The whole Halo Nightfall miniseries looks like it’s well produced, and the plot is at least something interesting.

Below is the official summary:

“Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.”

Halo Nightfall will be 5 episodes released November 11 this year inside Halo: The Master Chief Collection and on the Halo Channel on Xbox One.

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