Halo: Nightfall Panel – SDCC 2014

343 shared a ton of new info in our Halo: Nightfall panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Geoff Knighley welcomed Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor, Scott Free Productions President David Zucker and two of the stars of Halo: Nightfall, Mike Colter and Christina Chong, to talk about the digital series with a packed crowd of fans.

The panel is one hour long but if you want the recap of the new information click here!

Also checkout the Halo: Master Chief Collection Dev Panel here.

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Halo: Nightfall Follows The Story of Agent Locke

Halo: Nightfall is Ridley Scott’s a live-action Halo series. Halo Nightfall will reveal Agent Locke’s origin story and will connect the stories of Halo 4 leading us right to Halo 5: Guardians. The digital series will have 5 episodes and will release alongside the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on November 11th 2014.

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Halo 5: Guardians will feature a new Spartan character, called Agent Locke. First introduced when the official title was revealed and thanks to E3 we know this character’s name.

According to Bonnie Ross, Agent Locke plays a “key role” in Halo 5 Guardians. But before Halo 5 we will get to learn about Agent Locke’s backstory and origin story through the live-action digital series Halo Nightfall – which is NOT to be confused with Stephen Spielberg’s Halo the Television Series.

Halo Nightfall is being produced by Ridley Scott – known for Blade Runner, Alien, and Prometheus – and the series will be directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan – known for Battlestar Galactica and Heroes.

According to HaloWaypont in the series “A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger”

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Bonnie Ross said that “You don’t have to watch this, but knowing this will kind of tee you up for all the new things that are going on in Halo 5: Guardians.” Nightfall will connect the stories of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians and will have narrative connections to Halo: The Television Series.

Bonnie Ross informed us that Locke will be prominent in both Halo: Nightfall and Halo 5: Guardians but it is still Master Chief’s show and story. She went on to say that the Master Chief”… is human, he’s always been human, but at the end of Halo 4 he really is reflecting on who he is and why he exists. That was very deliberate because the story we want to tell on Xbox One really is an important part and the main part of his hero’s journey. It’s more about what he’s searching for versus what the UNSC is asking him to do.

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Nightfall won’t be the only part of The Master Chief Collection that drops Halo 5 hints. The terminals in Halo 2 Anniversary tease the story of Halo 5, but this time from the perspective of The Arbiter. In one cinematic the Arbiter says: “How well do you know your friend, human? And what would you call me if you learned the truth of what I have done?” Also Blur Studio is producing an epilogue and prologue that will quote “leave you on the doorstep of Halo 5”.

At San Diego Comic Con this year 343 Industries will reveal more about how Halo Nightfall and Halo 5 Guardians will interact.

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The goal is to align Steven Spielberg’s Halo Televisions Series with Halo 5: Guardians as this separate live-action series is planned to launch around the same time as Halo 5 – in fall 2015.

Sources:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-16-343s-master-plan-for-halo-5-guardians
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/12/5802422/halo-5-spartan-locke-nightfall

 

Ridley Scott Live Action Halo Series Without Master Chief!

For nearly a decade we’ve heard rumours about a Halo movie. Recently, in January this year rumours were floating around that there were plans for a live-action Halo movie produced by Ridley Scott (known for Blade Runner, Alien, & Prometheus). It wasn’t long before Microsoft put an end to the speculation stating there were “no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time”

According to the latest news/rumours from numerous sources it seems like Microsoft was technically correct, and we fell victim to their word play. While there is no Halo motion picture or movie, there seems to be many confirmations that there’s a Halo live-action series instead. Many sites are citing this story as unconfirmed but IGN has stated that Microsoft has indeed confirmed this information. I’m sure we’ll get more information and clarification during E3 in June. Continue reading