“Forward Unto Dawn” will provide new all original material as demand has grown tremendously from the 2 previous vignettes produced for a exploration of Halo’s Universe. This is to be considered an origins story that reveals the universe for newcomers and as an enriching of the story to hardcore fans from a narrative standpoint. Its being said to stand on its own, and not be a marketing tool or just a commercial for Halo 4.
After 2007’s $300 million earned the first week of Halo 3’s launch, and the franchise (books, novels, toys, comics) reportedly earning $2 billion since its debut- maybe Universal and Fox will reconsider from when they pulled the plug on the feature movie to be directed by Neill Blomkamp (“District 9″) and produced by Peter Jackson.
I mean he seemed to do okay with them Hobbits!