Daybreakers Preview Features Running Up That Hill by Placebo
I had not heard anything about the movie Daybreakers until I saw the preview for the movie before Gamer. It started off a bit slow for me, but then Placebo’s version of “Running Up That Hill” kicked in. All of sudden, I am counting down the days until the movie comes out (January 8, 2010). I probably would have seen it anyway. After all, apocalyptic vampire movies are dead center on my popcorn movie list. But now, I really want to see it.
The line they use in the clip is perfect: “If I only could make a deal with God and get him to swap our places.” All redemption and rebirth – vampire saves the humans that he had literally been living off of. Perfect.
Update: the song is also used in the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries. There must be something about the line and vampires. Looks like I’ll be watching the series too.
But back to the movie…Sure, the song is probably not going to be featured in the movie. But it doesn’t have to be. It has done it’s job. Now I cannot miss it. Whoever cut the trailer deserves a cut of my ticket. It’s like Marilyn Manson’s “If I Was Your Vampire” in the trailer for Max Payne. I think the trailer was actually better than the movie itself – and all because of the song.
The original Kate Bush version of “Running Up That Hill” was first used in the 80s movie Chocolate War. A good flick, made better by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. I hope the same can be said for Daybreakers.