Master Chief's origins exposed in terrifying Halo 4 trailer

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

Ancient evil awakens in the launch trailer for Halo 4. We may never get a Halo movie, but this footage is close enough. It's intense and cinematic, which isn't a surprise considering it's produced by one of Hollywood's top directors—David Fincher (The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).

The trailer focuses on the origins of the game's protagonist, Master Chief. From the looks of it, he's had a long and bumpy road. There's not a lot of footage from the actual game, but it's still intriguing to watch. There's a combination of live action and CGI, which make for a breathtaking mix.

Fincher joined forces with visual effects artist Tim Miller, who directed the trailer. Miller's best known for creating the amazing title sequence in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It's no wonder these two decided to work together again.

Halo 4 goes on sale Nov. 6.

Will you be buying the game?

(via Movies.com)