Sylvester Stallone cements his legacy and The Hit House delivers the final sting.
One of the most iconic movie roles of all time is being reprised by Sylvester Stallone who returns as Rocky Balboa in Creed. A dynastic movie empire such as the Rocky’s needed the subtle yet memorable touch of a final ring to symbolize all that had come before, while simultaneously leaving the viewer wanting more. The challenge for The Hit House was to create, for Creed’s official trailer, the perfect sting which hearkened back to the final bell of a boxing round, memories of past fights, and a bell tolling for those who had passed, both remembered and forgotten.
In Creed, Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan) didn’t know his famous father, boxing champ Apollo Creed, who passed before Adonis was born. Boxing, however, is in his blood, so he finds Rocky Balboa (played by none other than Sylvester Stallone) and convinces the retired champion to be his boxing trainer. Seeing so much of Apollo in him, Rocky agrees to mentor Adonis, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any he’s faced in the ring. Adonis soon gets a title shot due to Rocky’s help, but does he have the heart of a true fighter and the perseverance to see the fight through to the end?
Above all else Creed preaches that, “Your legacy is more than your name.” Here at The Hit House we believe that a sting is more than a solitary tone. It is the ideal compliment to hit the viewer right in the gut, heart, or brain to leave a lasting impression and a want to see more.
Rocky said, “It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.” Lucky for you, we deliver hard hits, but also move forward!
See Creed, in theaters now, but first, watch the official trailer and listen for our final sting of piano and soft strings at 2:33: