Discovery Channel Unveils Awesome Live Action Halo Short

haloliveaction1.bmpThere is one seriously awesome video over at the Discovery Channel website right now that’s essentially a live action short of a Halo battle. Apparently, this is some sort of promotion for a Halo-themed Xbox Giveaway Contest following an episode of “Last One Standing,” which unfortunately has nothing to do with Halo really. Someone obviously sunk a lot of time and money into this thing, and the result is an almost movie-quality film. The Brutes may look kind of like overweight Wookies, but the action still looks intense. This has somewhat renewed my faith that a Halo movie could actually be pretty good. Be sure to check out the live action short here.

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15 Comments on Discovery Channel Unveils Awesome Live Action Halo Short


On September 24, 2007 at 5:50 pm

that was cool. more games need good tv spots.


On September 24, 2007 at 5:52 pm

That CG was almost perfect. Fit in seamlessly. The action was pretty cool, but, damn, that hammer wasn’t friendly.


On September 24, 2007 at 6:29 pm

I think this is the second part of a teaser for Halo movie. First part was called combat.


On September 24, 2007 at 6:36 pm

That warthog looks like the one the guys down at Weta made, so they could have made this. That would explain why it looks so good.


On September 24, 2007 at 7:17 pm

I was thoroughly entertained. It didn’t have that Holywood overdone feel to it. Seemed more realistic to me.


On September 24, 2007 at 7:18 pm

that was awesome


On September 24, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Nice, I liked the part where the sniper got smashed against the wall.

~Death Dream~


On September 25, 2007 at 12:28 am

I really enjoyed this, but it seemed a bit rushed. Some of the fire looked a little out of place. Otherwise, I loved it! Hope they do more or at least continue with the movie.


On September 25, 2007 at 6:09 am

Stalker, i am not positive, but I think it is the one they made.


On September 25, 2007 at 7:47 am

:mrgreen: yeah i’m pretty sure WETA made this. i had to watch like five times in a row…and today. it’s finally here!!

btw that discovery show looks pretty cool too. anyone else planning on watching?


On September 25, 2007 at 10:34 am

Upon some searching this is part of a campaign of shorts by they guys at Weta, Peter Jackson, and Neill Blomkamp.

All paid for by the guys at Microsoft

Arian Taghdiri

On September 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm

Amazing vid, and great commentary. Loved all of it


On October 2, 2007 at 5:43 pm

THat KILled CAnt WAit To Play THE HALO WARS IM REady FOr THis Vid ANd SHow Now :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

charles ryan

On October 2, 2007 at 7:50 pm

How do we find out how to enter the contest? and yea the vid was sweet!

cereal lover

On April 26, 2008 at 9:57 pm

i love cereal