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This Halo: Nightfall Trailer Brings Death To All Of Us

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Fans of the mammoth, best-selling video games have been waiting for a live-action Halo adaptation damn near since the first one appeared in 2001. Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) tried to bring one to the big screen for a few years in the mid-2000s, but that never materialized, and fans have had to content themselves on webseries like 2012’s Forward Unto Dawn. We still aren’t much closer to a proper movie, but we’re about to get the ambitious digital series Halo: Nightfall, and now there’s a new trailer for you to check out.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, this is the highest profile Halo adaptation to date, and the director’s aesthetic fingerprints are all over what you see in this footage. Nightfall definitely borrows rather heavily from the Alien and Prometheus playbooks, with caves, tight corridors, technology, and the overall sci-fi gothic feel and appearance going on here. From what we can see in this sample, the emphasis is more on mood and tension rather than straight up action, which is something we can appreciate. Production design wise, all the way down to the special effects, this looks like a solid package.

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Gallery 1988 Show To Spotlight Little Golden Books Versions Of X-Files, Dredd, And More

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BTTFYou might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?

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First Halo: Nightfall Trailer And Stills Source Elements From Hell

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Fans are still no closer to getting a feature-length movie adaptation of the best-selling Halo video games, but they’re a couple of live-action adaptations that should do a solid job of filling that Halo-shaped hole in their hearts. Both bring along some star power, to boot. Steve Spielberg is teaming up with Showtime and Xbox Live for an upcoming series, and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free productions company is hard at work on the digital series Halo: Nightfall. Just the other day we got our first look at Nightfall, but it didn’t take long for them to get back at it with a new trailer and a ton of new images.

This trailer is quick and to the point, setting up the main problem of the series when it debuts this fall. The setting is grim and gritty, and the situation is dire and bleak, as the main characters need to track down the source of an element that only kills humans. Whatever it is, it is sourced in a place that “no one will go,” and some say that it is sourced from hell itself, which is never a good sign.

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Halo: Nightfall Serves Up First-Look Pics From Ridley Scott’s Digital Series

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Nightfall4In addition to continuing to expand the best-selling series, the Halo franchise has put out some truly stellar cinematic trailers over the years, a phenomenon that culminated with the release of the live-action Halo: Forward Unto Dawn web series back in 2012. We still haven’t gotten a big-screen Halo movie yet, but we are getting something almost as good: a one-two punch of a Steven Spielberg Halo series for Showtime/Xbox Live and Halo: Nightfall, a live-action digital series from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free production company. Now we’ve got a first look at four pics from Nightfall, as well as further details about the series.

Written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring, Nightfall stars Mike Colter — the intimidating fellow up top — as a Naval Intelligence Officer named Jameson Locke. He and his team are sent to investigate terrorist activities on a colony world, but instead discover an ancient artifact of some sort. Nightfall is set between the events of Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians, and Locke will apparently play a significant part in the story of that game. As with Forward Unto Dawn, Nightfall will premiere in short segments that will combine to create a feature-length film. It’ll be released on Xbox Live, and will later be bundled with this fall’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which releases on November 11. Nightfall is directed by Falling Skies veteran Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.

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Comic-Con 2014: Fourteen Panels You Don’t Want To Miss On Friday

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Comic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Here are our picks for the Friday events you can’t afford to miss!

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WDeadAMC’s The Walking Dead (12:20pm – 1:20pm, Hall H)
The first massive Hall H presentation of the day puts the spotlight on AMC’s runaway hit zombie drama. In addition to a preview of season five, the panel and Q&A session will include a good chunk of the cast and crew. You’ll be able to toss your questions at actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glen), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Ford). On the crew side, you’ll get showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer/creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. Nerdist mogul/Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will once again moderate the proceedings.

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Halo: Master Chief Collection Upgrades Series To Next-Gen For A Mere Sixty Bucks

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E3 — or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, for those who aren’t into the whole brevity thing — is in full swing in Los Angeles this week, giving gamers a peek at what they’ve got to look forward to in the next year or so. The next installment of the Halo franchise was expected to put in some sort of appearance, but yesterday fans of Master Chief got a lovely surprise with the revelation that Halo 14 are being updated for Microsoft’s Xbox One next-gen console…and you’ll be able to get the lot of them for no more than it would cost to purchase a brand-new game. You can see the snazzy debut trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection above.