Live action Reach movie hits alongside Monument of Light promo

Tuesday, 24th August 2010 20:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft and Bungie are calling upon Halo fans to create a “monument of light” to commemorate the Noble Team and the planet Reach.

By visiting the Remember Reach website, players can contribute a “a point of light” to collectively form a “dramatic monument”.

In addition, a collection of three live-action short films depicting what it was like living on Reach prior to the Covenant invasion will also be unveiled from director Noam Murro.

The first one is posted below, courtesy of YouTube.

Here’s how it all works:

Visitors can explore and contribute to, where a continually regenerating sculpture composed of thousands of points of light will take form, produced by a state-of-the-art robotic installation. By guiding a robotic arm to their chosen coordinates, visitors will add another light to the sculpture, honouring the heroic Spartans in the most anticipated game of 2010. The monument is constructed by special camera equipment which captures and composites the movements and light pulses from the robotic arm, which visitors can see in action on the website.

As the community bands together to create a monument to the highly anticipated launch of “Halo: Reach,” they will also be able to access other content, including a collection of dramatic live-action shorts that capture a poignant snapshot of life on the planet Reach just before the arrival of the dreaded Covenant. The stirring vignettes offer an intimate look at the lives of citizens and soldiers on Reach prior to the legendary battle that set the epic “Halo” saga in motion.

The final live-action short, “Deliver Hope,” debuts this Thursday, August 26 on, Halo Waypoint and

The game launches worldwide on September 14, and will see the largest marketing push yet from Microsoft.



  1. Blerk

    They do realise that it’s ‘not real’, don’t they?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Doc Robotnik

    Sounds awesome. I’m in. :P

    On a slightly tangental note… anyone seen the Samsung TV ad that blatantly has a Spartan in it, despite having no other connection to Halo?

    How to be slapped with a lawsuit 101. Unbelievable.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    Possible Image captions:

    “Why I outta!”

    “And I woulda gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those pesky kids!”

    “I’ll get you next time Penelope Pitstop!”

    #3 4 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Am I the only one detecting undertones of the September 11 Ground Zero memorial here? Seems a little cheap.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    @2 – actually i believe ms and samsung have a contract together. thats why you always see MS using samsung tvs in their ads

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Doc Robotnik

    @5 Yes, but that’s not the Halo universe – neither of the ships nor the bad guy are in the Halo canon. It’s just a Spartan in an arbitrary (cheap looking) sci-fi environment.

    Also, MS and Halo aren’t mentioned anywhere in the ad. Not even where you’d expect the legal stuff.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    yea ok good point

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    I’m calling upon all the KZ fans to beat these nerds up if you see anyone doing this :D Get a life Halo geeks (especially you Gherritt White)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    Added the first live-action trailer to the post. Watch it.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Thats sad and pathetic…I’m sorry it is. Way to go M$ for admitting Halo is the only franchise that kept you alive last gen.

    Without Halo there would be no XBOX360. Thats a fact and its sad. I want to see a Gears 3 or KZ thingy like that. Halo just seems so immature for something so serious like that.

    If I owned the Sci-Fi Channel I’d be begging SONY and EPIC to let me start a TV series based off their IPs…..but never Halo.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Michael O’Connor

    Those actors are more wooden than the goddamn Holy Ark.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    i didnt think it as that bad =/

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Michael O’Connor

    Oh, the overall feel, the look, the effects, they were all really well done. But those two actors… deer god, put some bloody EFFORT into your lines! They sounded like they were half asleep.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda

    oh yea the couple talking at the start were awful, i actually struggled to hear the guy cos of his line delivery.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    Civilians = English accents.
    Military = American accents.

    Also nice dirty concrete slab deco.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Yea go figure Gek, WTF was up with that. Wanted to make fun of the euro accents but couldn’t since the retards chose to use American accent space marines or Spartans…whatever they are called.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Petulant Radish

    They are English accents, not ‘euro’ accents, silly billy.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. hitnrun

    @TEA: That bit about Halo isn’t necessarily true. MS pushed the first Xbox by making smoke signals out of burning money. They lost a bil as it was. I’m sure another bil wouldn’t have stopped the 360.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kuwabara

    yep ps3 has many quality first party and 3rd party excluives coming out, yet microsoft puts all its effort into “HALO”!! lol. they’re fucked

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    What’s this sudden obsession with doing really terrible “live-action” PR stuff to go along with your game? Stop it. Now.

    #20 4 years ago

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