November 14, 2017 Tom Ito

Paramount Network’s new “WACO” miniseries trailer by Concept Arts used The Hit House’s reimagining of Nancy Sinatra’s music.

Starting in 2018 Spike TV is rebranding itself as Paramount Network, & with it comes a mass of exciting new programming. One of the new offerings is a 6-part miniseries titled, WACO. Concept Arts created the Revelations trailer for it & chose The Hit House’s custom reimagining of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” as the the ideal music. Composer William August Hunt had the privilege of recreating the music of this iconic piece, while Tori Letzler contributed her vocals from 0:37-2:00 in the trailer. As Slashfilm noted, “there’s actually a morbidly clever reasoning behind the use of the song [“These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”] here: during the standoff, the FBI blasted the Nancy Sinatra version of that song on repeat, day and night, in an attempt to drive Koresh out of the compound.”

Directed by John Erick Dowdle & Dennie Gordon, WACO is based on the shocking true story of David Koresh, who in 1993 led his sect of Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. After a UPS truck driver found grenades en route to the Branch Davidian compound, he alerted the authorities who in February 1993 executed a raid on the property. For 51 days the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) was in a stalemate with leader David Koresh & his followers. Ultimately, the incident ended in tragedy after a failed FBI assault led to a fire that killed 76 people.

The end times arrive on January 24 with WACO, only on the Paramount Network. But if you have a campaign before then, that needs original trailer music, or the perfect reimagining of a classic song… Call us, to make sure someone else isn’t gettin’ all our best.

Hear the These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ reimagining by William August Hunt, with Tori Letzler’s vocals on SoundCloud: