Bungie may have moved onto other things with Destiny but that doesn't mean the Halo series is going anywhere soon. Microsoft and new developers 343 Industries are working away on Halo 5 for a 2015 release and they're in the midst of building up the world again.
To that end, Halo: Nightfall is currently in production. It's set to be a feature length bridging story between Halo 4 and 5 and will mostly focus on a new character called Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) who becomes very important to the story in the game.
The film is being produced by Ridley Scott, which doesn't really mean much other than he's putting his name to it, in the same way Steven Spielberg is apparently working on a Halo TV series. It's actually directed bySergio Mimica-Gezzan whose credits include Falling Skies, Under the Dome, Heroes and Battlestar. That's a decent pedigree, especially if there's a decent budget behind it.
You can get an idea of the look of Nightfall, as well as some story elements, in this first teaser trailer.
That's all vague enough. We've heard elsewhere that Master Chief will appear in the film, and hopefully he'll stick around for longer than he did in Forward Unto Dawn. Production quality looks decent and if the story isn't too stogy and the action closer to a movie than a digital series then it could be an interesting flick to look forward to.
Halo: Nightfall will debut on disk with The Masterchief Collection - a compendium of 4 Halo games for Xbox One which is due for releasae on November 11th 2014.