Screw You Hollywood: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn Web Series Laments What Might Have Been
Not to be Debbie Downer, but there is no way in hell a Halo movie will ever be made. If by some miracle the new Halo trilogy – starting with the release of Halo 4 this November – overpowers the Call of Duty behemoth and the Master Chief saga finds its mojo once more, then maybe, just maybe, we might see a Halo movie in the future. But I doubt it. Microsoft and Hollywood had it’s chance when the Halo universe hit its peak in the 2007-2009 window, but that fire has dimmed, as has the game. I understand the last two games – Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach – haven’t had the Chief, but I promise you they are doing blood sacrifices to the Gods at 343 Industries, praying that Black Ops II doesn’t scream in and bludgeon their hopes and dreams into a nooby, laggy, tired pulp.
My point? This Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (two episodes thus far; new episodes every Friday) web series isn’t half bad. It’s definitely better than anything the Syfy Channel belches out. It’s like a poor man’s Battlestar Galactica, and I’m talking the Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica, not the Would-You-Like-To-By-Some-Alpo Lorne Greene disco version. It even has some familiar faces. Well, one, and that’s if you’ve had a Chronicles of Narnia movie marathon lately. Yay for Anna Popplewell! Oh, and Master Chief, yeah, he’s played by Daniel Cudmore and Cudmore is one of the nasty Volturi in the latest and forthcoming Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn movies. Way to expand your audience 343 Industries!
Episodes one and two of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn are below for your enjoyment. Savor it, because this is all the Halo movie you’re ever going to get. Sad but true.