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  • THE FUTURE, OF DEADWOOD

    HBO’s Hit Series, “Deadwood” Arrives as The Movie

    One of the most iconic western gun-slinging shows on cable, HBO’s Deadwood, was introduced as a movie arriving on May 31. A complex drama set in 1889 South Dakota, the grit & violence, interpersonal drama & political machinations all needed to be aptly underscored with the ideal trailer music. For this purpose Colter Wall’s “Sleeping on the Blacktop,” trailerized by The Hit House’s Scott Lee Miller was chosen.

    Daniel Minahan (whose credits include, Game of Thrones, True Blood, & Six Feet Under) directed the script written by Deadwood series creator David Milch. In this follow up to the show which ran from 2004-2006 for 3 seasons, the ensemble cast reunites just as South Dakota is about to join the United States as the 40th state. Massive personalities & compelling characters clash as Ian McShane returns as the vulgar saloon owner Al Swearengen & Timothy Olyphant as the hardened yet righteous sheriff Seth Bullock. Additionally, Deadwood: The Movie stars Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, & Gerald McRaney.

    As Colter Wall’s lyrics say, “Sunshine beating on the good times, Moonlight raising from the grave,” & in the same vein Deadwood: The Movie is a highly anticipated event for fans old & new of Deadwood. Whether a new series or a continuation of an existing one, when your next campaign needs custom music trailerizations or originals, give us a ring & we’ll be sure to have or compose just the right piece for your needs. ‘Til your call arrives, we’ll be watching Deadwood Seasons 1-3 & eagerly anticipating May 31, when Deadwood: The Movie arrives at 8pm on HBO.

  • PLAYING IN APRIL, COMING IN MAY

    Contributions by The Hit House to Films & TV Show Trailers in April and May of 2019

    What to watch in Theaters & on TV this April & May? Look no further.

    The Hit House has had a busy year in 2019 for custom music & trailer contributions. As such, quite a few movies & TV shows are in theaters now & arriving through May. Some of our contributions to trailers for films now playing include, Marvel Entertainment’s Avengers: Endgame, 20th Century Fox’s Breakthrough, & New Line Cinema’s The Curse of La Llorona. Arriving in May will be Disney’s Aladdin, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Tolkien, Spectrum Originals’ L.A.’s Finest, Rocket Pictures’ Rocketman, Hulu’s Catch-22, & HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie.

    Now Playing in Theaters with The Hit House’s contributions to these Trailers:

    AVENGERS: ENDGAME in Theaters Now

    BREAKTHROUGH in Theaters Now

    THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA in Theaters Now

    Arriving in May to Theaters & on Television with The Hit House’s contributions to these Trailers:

    L.A.’s FINEST premiering on Spectrum Originals on May 13

    CATCH-22 premiering on Hulu on May 17

    ALADDIN in Theaters on May 24

    DEADWOOD premiering on HBO on May 31

    ROCKETMAN in Theaters on May 31

  • THE ENDGAME HAS ARRIVED

    Marvel Studios’ Official Trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” is here!

    One of the most anticipated films in 2019, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, released its Official Trailer to a fanbase whose obsession had reached a fever pitch. As a sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame will hopefully answer the questions & resolve (SPOILER ALERT) the sadness that fans felt after the mass kill-off of half the universe, including nineteen beloved key characters, by Thanos & his power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame, shows how the remaining superheroes cope with the soul-rending tragedy of the incredible destruction they witnessed. Though the universe is in shambles, the remaining Avengers & their allies hope to pull off one last surprise to change the world for the better. As the 22nd & concluding film of the Avengers Marvel Universe, it stars an ensemble cast including: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Josh Brolin.

    It seems so long ago that the Marvel Universe first began & The Hit House was honored to contribute trailer music to a multitude of its films, including Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, Iron Man 3, Ant-Man & the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Thus it felt like we came full circle by having the honor of contributing to the end of this epic saga in the Official Trailer of Avengers: Endgame. Though it will be bittersweet to see the conclusion of this once-in-a-lifetime series of films, it is a film that we yearn to see, not for its conclusion, but for its celebration & hopeful redemption of the superheroes’ story arcs. Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, arrives in theaters on April 26, & we know it will far surpass all our wildest expectations.

  • A WHOLE NEW ALADDIN

    Disney’s “Aladdin” is out of the lamp & The Hit House is thrilled!

    A whole new generation will be swept up in the adventure of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, & Genie, when Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic appears theaters this May 24! After seeing the Official Trailer we didn’t dare close our eyes as the we tried to absorb the hundred thousand gorgeous & entertaining aspects of the trailer. A true cave of wonders was revealed with the treasure being the beautiful result of the final product.

    Directed by Guy Ritchie, 2019’s Aladdin tells the musical fantasy tale of the rapscallion & street thief Aladdin (played by Mena Massoud), the brave & self-assured Princess Jasmine (played by Naomi Scott), & the Genie (played by Will Smith). Based upon the Arabic folktale from One Thousand and One Nights, the story follows Aladdin as he is tasked with retrieving a fabled magic lamp, which through a series of 3 wishes leads him upon an adventure to fulfill the destiny of his & Princess Jasmine’s potential romance.

    Based upon the trailer, we happily are making room in our calendar for yet another “must see” theater engagement from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The animated rendition gave us the magic of one lifetime, but with what we anticipate from Aladdin’s arrival in theaters on May 24, we now expect to see the adventure of three!

  • A FROZEN NOVEMBER… REJOICE!

    Disney’s “Frozen II” Teaser Trailer Arrived with Musical & Visual Glory

    When we realized that the incredible movie Frozen would have a successor, we had dreamt about wonderful adventures & pleasing audio, but even our wildest fantasies couldn’t prepare us for the raw feels we experienced upon seeing Disney’s Frozen II Official Teaser Trailer. To say we were smitten would be an understatement.

    The Academy Award winning Team of Directors Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck, & Producer Peter Del Vecho, Frozen II have presented the type of teaser trailer that inspires both the young & the older to look forward with longing, past summer, & on to the fall & ultimately November 22, when Disney’s Frozen II, will be released. As far as we’re concerned, the adventures of Queen Elsa, her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, & Sven beyond their homeland of Arendelleit cannot come soon enough!

  • YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

    Orion Pictures’ new Slasher introduced with a Custom Remix by The Hit House

    Bringing all the screams & all the horror with an innocuous tune, the new Child’s Play trailer arrived with The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller’s custom remix of “Best Friend.” After teasing the trailer with Kaslan Corporation’s announcement, by President & Founder Henry Kaslan, of a revolutionary new interactive tech toy, companion, & friend, named Buddi, it finally arrived.

    Directed by Lars Klevberg & written by Tyler Burton Smith, Child’s Play, is a remake of the eponymous 1988 movie. This new rendition tells the horrifying tale of a mother named Karen (played by Aubrey Plaza) who gives her son Andy (played by Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll, named Chucky. Neither is aware of the doll’s true evil nature, but both soon come to appreciate the terrifying reality of its psychotic & deadly ways. Also starring Tim Matheson, this 2019 version is produced by Seth Grahame-Smith & David Katzenberg.

    Nothing brings us more happiness than communicating & enhancing, through music, the true nature of a film through its trailer. In this case, what should normally be a steadfast & non-threatening object, a doll, is transformed into a raging serial killer. In the same fashion, the custom remixed tune of “Best Friend” & its happy-go-lucky sound & lyrics belie the nature of the blood-chilling story it actually underscores. Next time your project needs the ideal sound to set the right mood & communicate a nuanced tone, give us a ring. But rest assured, on June 21, when Child’s Play premieres, you’ll have to leave a voicemail, because we’ll be with there with everyone else, gripping our theaters seats in complete & utter fear, of our new best friend…

  • L.A.’s FINEST, ARE COMING

    From the Producers of Bad Boys, Come a Dangerous Pair of Ladies!

    Spectrum Originals’ 13 Episode Series of L.A.’s Finest arrives exclusively free On Demand to Spectrum Video Subscribers on May 13, with 3 installments. To launch the new show, The Hit House contributed composer Scott Lee Miller’s remix of “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” with Ruby Friedman’s vocals, to the official trailer.

    Jerry Bruckheimer & Michael Bay’s Bad Boys universe expands to include Los Angeles, along with two of the finest Detective’s on the force: Syd Burnett (played by Gabrielle Union) & Nancy McKenna (played by Jessica Alba). Forced into an uneasy partnership, the two have to find a way to put their messy pasts behind them, learn to trust each other, & unite to fight crime on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles.

    Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba, combine brains & bad girl attitude to take down all the bad guys in this new trailer & we couldn’t be happier to contribute our music to the cause. When you’re on the side of the righteous, & want that extra audio passion to ignite your campaign, get in touch, because creating music to put away evil is what we do. But if you do call on May 13, you may get a busy tone, because we’ll be binging L.A.’s Finest on Spectrum Originals.

  • ASTRONEER 1.0 HAS LANDED

    Escape the Ordinary with System Era Softwork’s “Astroneer” Launch.

    When System Era Softworks wanted to release the 1.0 version of their game Astroneer, they needed something special. Just showing the stunning visuals of the incredible game would not have had as much of an impact as the addition of music could provide. So in order to tell the tale of the true beauty & majesty of this exploration-focused adventure, they had The Hit House create the accompanying music. Composer William August Hunt watched the trailer, heard their vision, flexed his composing muscles & created the custom music to enhance the release trailer’s story.

    Astroneer is developed for PC & Xbox Play Anywhere, by a team of veteran developers in Seattle, WA. As their first title, they were passionate about making a splash in a big way by creating something extraordinary to enable both the young & older to discover the wonders of space & uplift the wonder & reverence of human space exploration in our beautiful universe. Version 1.0 gives players 7 brand new planets to explore & terraform, while facing challenges like dangerous flora, treacherous terrain & immense, mysterious structures.

    The Hit House was thrilled to have the opportunity to create the audio for this mesmerizing game & trailer. Delving into the depths of our creativity helped to push the boundaries of where we could allow the music to soar, while simultaneously giving viewers a small taste of the universe in which they can now actually actively participate. Play Astroneer now, because nothing brings happiness like exploration & creation: https://astroneer.space

    Hear The Hit House Composer William August Hunt’s “The Stars Are Calling” here on SoundCloud:

  • NOT JUST FLYING, BUT SOARING

    Disney’s “Dumbo” TV Spot with The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Haku.”

    When the powerful vision of Disney meets the creative genius of Tim Burton, & the classic tale of Dumbo, something magical happens. To underscore the pure joy & sensational energy of this project, The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s song Haku, from our TALES Album appears in this TV Spot.

    With a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Director Tim Burton transforms Disney’s 1941 tale into an inspired 2019 live-action fantasy adventure remake. When a young circus elephant’s oversized ears only earn him cruelty & mocking from others, he discovers, with the help of some young friends that his enormous ears actually allow him to miraculously fly. Giving hope to all those who feel taunted or alone in something that makes them seemingly different, the tale of Dumbo shows that we are actually all united in our yearning to be extraordinary. Our perceived weaknesses, with encouragement of supportive friends, can be become rare talents. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, & Alan Arkin, this film promises to leave us all filled with hope in our collective ability to raise up even the most downtrodden.

    While we may never have been as mercilessly mocked as this eponymous young elephant, it is our pleasure to give flight, through music, to his soaring talents. Next time your trailer or commercial needs to build up the beauty of a lowly heroine or hero who emerges to shine bright, let us know & we’ll have or create the perfect music for you. As a tale that truly gives hope to all & allows us to rediscover our own humanity through the inspiration of Dumbo’s plight, March 29, can’t come soon enough, when Dumbo soars into theaters.

  • BUMBLEBEE’S ACTION HUMOR & HEART

    The Hit House’s Trailer Music brings the Action in “Bumblebee” TV Spot.

    When the Decepticons invade our planet, the Transformers respond, & when action music is needed for a spot, The Hit House will respond to your needs with just the right music. Enjoy our contribution to this Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee spot.

    Directed by Travis Knight, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, & Pamela Adlon, this 6th installment of the Transformers film series, tells the tale of Bumblebee’s origins. Set in 1987, Bumblebee is being hunted by Decepticons & ends up hiding in the junkyard of a small California town. Charlie, played by Hailee Steinfeld, is about to turn 18 & finds the desperate Bumblebee in the form of a junked yellow Volkswagen beetle. She learns more about her place in the world as she seeks to help the desperate Bumblebee survive. Simultaneously an elite government organization is misled by Decepticons & attempts to capture the perceived evil of Bumblebee as Charlie seeks to correct their misconceptions & save the world from both the Decepticons & the confused U.S. Sector 7 Agency.

    More than meets the eye, because we must also appease the ears, The Hit House will be your number 1 ally in creating the ideal music for your trailer. Raise the bar & save the world with your next campaign, but first get some inspiration & see Bumblebee, now playing in theaters. Afterwards, give us a call to see how we can help slay your personal Decepticons!