It has been a busy 24 hours for anyone looking to keep up with what’s going on with David Fincher. His “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” at Disney has some new life, possibly with Brad Pitt starring, he’s signed an output deal with HBO and if that isn’t enough, his trailer for “Halo 4” is now here.
Okay, well technically speaking, Fincher executive produced the spot with his collaborator Tim Miller directing. Miller is a respected FX wiz who worked on a tiny indie called “Avatar, and served as Creative Director on the title sequence for “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Nerds also know that he was tasked with directing the “Deadpool” movie back when that seemed like a viable project, but it seems to have fallen away at the moment. But does he prove he’s got the feature film chops with this spot?
Sort of. For better or worse, it serves the purpose of selling the game so it’s fairly generic in that regard and visuals aren’t that exciting — the deep-inked blacks of the comparitively minimal ‘Dragon Tattoo’ sequence is far more memorable. But we suppose game enthusiast types will dig it. And even if not, they’ll still be buying it when the button masher streets on November 6th. Watch below [The Film Stage]