The Wrap ranks the year's Top 10 trailer songs, and Nightcrawler lands at number two with "Faith in Love" by CSS:
“Nightcrawler” has a darkness to it. The trailer emits a sense that we're going on a journey of transformation. There are layers to the song, which has an epic feel that somehow befits Dan Gilroy's indie movie, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a crime scene photographer. It would've been real easy to overlook the music in this trailer but The Wrap prides itself on finding the diamonds in the rough — and this song is a jagged gem. But don't take our word for it…
“As a film, ’Nightcrawler' is bold, off-centered and unique. The tricky part was finding a trailer song with similar attributes. Working closely with the ‘Nightcrawler’ filmmakers, we took that direction to Buddha Jones’ music supervisor Pete Hasty. He brought us several options and we all chose ‘Faith in Love’ from CSS. Everyone agrees that it captures the free-wheeling, brash intensity of the movie and it's also a great anthem for Jake's character, Louis Bloom. On top of that, we love the driving energy that it infuses in the trailer,” said Jason Cassidy, president of marketing at Open Road.
What other Jake movies have had memorable songs? Jarhead, of course. I forgot it opens with "Don't Worry." It's more famous, of course, for Kanye's "Jesus Walks:"
Moonlight Mile starts out with David Gray and "The Light" and then uses Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight:"
Of course the movie takes its name from the Rolling Stones song that plays over this behind-the-scenes video of the making of the movie:
Jake is so young!
Brothers features "Never Say Never" by The Fray and "Bad," one of my favorite U2 songs:
Like Nightcrawler, End of Watch's trailer song wasn't well known. It's called "In the City," by Kevin Rudolf:
What's your favorite trailer song or trailer, for Jake movies or in general?