Coming exclusively to Machinima this fall in conjunction with the new Halo 4 video game is the live action web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
Produced by Microsoft, the company behind the Halo franchise, this will be the "largest" live action investment ever put towards the game after many failed attempts to bring the property to the big screen.
Xbox, the division behind the web series, is keeping a tight lid on the storyline, the director, and the cast at this point. All will be revealed this July at Comic-Con 2012.
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will be made up of five fifteen minute shorts, each telling an original story about the game's Master Chief and how he inspired a young UNSC cadet who will eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC Infinity spacecraft. The introduction of this new cadet character ties directly into the plot of the new Halo 4 video game itself.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is meant to be an origin story that will hopefully bring non-gamers into this world. This is being considered the next step in the franchise, and could lead to an actual live action theatrical feature film.