What’s That Song in Megan Fox’s ‘Rogue’ Trailer?
The forthcoming action film, Rogue, starring Megan Fox, just got a huge publicity bump from the exciting trailer. And the pace of the preview really ramps up when a certain song kicks in as the trailer climaxes. For fans who are wondering what music was used in the promotion, here’s the scoop. Plus, here’s what we know so far about the plot, the cast, and the release date.
What is ‘Rogue’ about, and when can fans stream it?
“They’re moving the asset. We go now,” Fox commands in character as squad leader O’Hara, decked out in full combat gear and brandishing an automatic weapon. That first line of dialog in the trailer sets the tone for a Fox-led action flick with high stakes.
The mercenary unit descends upon a crude detention bunker with several captives held in poor conditions. Explosions and chaos ensue, but it appears that they have completed the first part of their mission. “We have the governor’s daughter. I promised I would keep her safe,” reports O’Hara via radio transmission.
Alas, the rescue operation hits a snag in the form of dangerous rogues and ferocious beasts. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“Megan Fox (Transformers franchise) tackles a thrilling new role as a battle-hardened mercenary in this explosive action saga. As team leader O’Hara, she leads a lively squad of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels — and the horde of ravenous, enraged lions they encounter.”
Rogue will be available on digital and on demand on August 28.
What music drives the trailer?
The trailer for Rogue is a slow burn, building tension and laying the groundwork for an extreme thrill ride. At the midpoint of the preview, the hip-hop beat drops, driving the action montage to a powerful crescendo.
“Burn ‘em up, burn ‘em up. Set a fire to it for my amusement,” the lyricist raps in the trailer song. “Light ‘em Up” is the title of the fiery track used to accentuate the intense visuals. Music buffs can find it on Epic Hip Hop, an album from the Extreme Music library, available on Amazon.
Extreme Music is a company famous for delivering high-quality music within the promo industry. Their vast library houses virtually every genre, including hip hop, pop, country, rock, and international varieties.
The credit for “Light ‘em Up” goes to promo music pros, Robin Loxley, Grayson Voltaire, and Emanuel Vo Williams. Loxley’s music has been featured in projects, including The Vampire Diaries and Lucifer, according to TuneFind.com. The song listing source also notes that Voltaire had a hand in music from series such as Empire and Underground. And Vo Williams is an artist that Spotify calls a “trailblazer” for the “Epic Hip Hop” genre. With a special focus on beat-driven cinematic sounds, shows including Ballers, Empire, and Atlanta have featured his music.
Who are the stars of ‘Rogue’?
Fox scored the lead role in Rogue, with Philip Winchester, Calli Taylor, and Jessica Sutton rounding out the cast. Moviegoers may remember Fox from the Transformers film and video game franchise, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series, and Jennifer’s Body, among other projects.
Winchester is best known for Flyboys and the TV series, Strike Back and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Relative newcomer to films, Taylor, previously appeared in such titles as Netflix’s, The Princess Switch and the crime drama, The Courier. Sutton has also racked up several on-screen credits, including parts in Escape Room and Inside Man: Most Wanted.