‘Killer Elite’ Movie Features Scorpions ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’
The Scorpions provide an orchestra-enhanced version of their 1984 smash 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' to the trailer of the new Jason Statham / Clive Owen / Robert DeNiro action film 'Killer Elite,' which hits theaters Sept. 23.
Technically, this version of the song is called 'Hurricane 2000,' and appears on the German hard rocker's turn of the century album 'Moment of Glory,' which found them re-working their best-known numbers with the help of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Why you'd need to add all that strum and drang when you've already got one of the best guitar riffs in the world perfectly recorded is beyond us, but then again this music has never been about restraint, has it?
The movie itself seems like a pretty good way to spend a couple of hours. Everybody plays deadly, highly-trained assassin-types, with Owen's character (Spike) kidnapping DeNiro in an apparent effort to piss off Danny Bryce, which is a bad idea because Bryce is played by Statham, who by the looks of things here can kick your ass even when he's tied to a chair. The film is reportedly based on the 1991 novel 'The Feather Men' by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
The Scorpions are, they swear, in the process of retiring, with just a few items -- their final world tour, a 3-D concert film and a covers album filled with songs from the '60s -- left on their career "bucket list."
Watch the 'Killer Elite' Trailer Featuring the Scorpions' 'Rock You Like a Hurricane'