March 23, 2017 Tom Ito

The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” trailer needed a music intro with gravitas, so The Hit House obliged.

20th Century Fox’s 4th installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series arrives this May 19. So the trailer had to impart the ideal moxy for a wimpy kid becoming a hero. As an anchoring point the trailer used caped crusaders, galactic guardians, & amazing web slingers to pivot to the wimpy kid as a uniquely relatable hero. For the intro of 22 seconds they used The Hit House’s trailer music of “Cobalt” by composer Bill Conn, & “Aluminum Drums” by composer Scott Lee Miller.

Directed by David Bowers, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, takes place one year after the events of Dog Days. Greg Heffley (played by Jason Ian Drucker) & his brother Rodrick (played by Charlie Wright) convince their family to go on a road trip for their grandmother’s 90th birthday. In actuality, they’re using the journey as a pretext to get close to & ultimately attend a video game convention!

Not all heros have giant muscles or wear spandex, but all heroes need music, & every movie trailer glorifies its hero. When your hero needs the perfect music, whether for capes, cutlasses, or even wimpiness, count The Hit House in. On May 19 a wimp will rise in theaters everywhere & we should all bear witness.