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The folks at Microsoft and 343 Industries aren’t messing around!   To help build an awesome launch trailer for Halo 4 they’ve teamed up with Hollywood director David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as executive producer and acclaimed visual effects lead Tim Miller (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as director for the piece.  It’s going to debut on Jimmy Fallon on October 18th and will weigh in at about 2 minutes in length.    We’ve got all the details in the press release, but let’s hear what the trailer is all about:

Titled “Scanned,” the trailer is an action-packed cinematic production that offers a captivating look at the backstory of Master Chief, and provides a glimpse of the new threat he will encounter in “Halo 4.” Filmed in Prague, “Scanned” continues the franchise’s tradition of expanding the universe through award-winning live-action stories, adding to the lore and anticipation for the next chapter in the landmark franchise that has sold more than 43 million game copies worldwide and generated more than $3 billion in franchise sales.

343 has big shoes to fill, but after my hands-on time with the game I have no doubts that they are getting the job done.  Halo 4 launches on November 6th and I don’t need it tattooed on anyone’s arm to remember that…