The final trailer for John Wick: Chapter 4 was released today, and the soundtrack features a new take on a beloved classic that fans of The Sopranos will especially enjoy.
“Woke Up This Morning”, a song from British band Alabama 3, would go on to accompany the opening title sequence of The Sopranos, the iconic HBO crime series that follows the life of a New Jersey crime family. Since then, the song has become synonymous with the multi-award-winning crime drama that ran from 1999-2007.
American rapper Nas sampled “Woke Up This Morning” in his 2001 hit song “Got Ur Self a Gun”. Now, a remixed version of the Nas song is used in the opening credits of the latest John Wick: Chapter 4 trailer and considering the level of action-packed gunplay in the movie, it is a suitable choice.
Released in 1997, “Woke Up This Morning” was inspired by the Sara Thornton murder case, in which British woman Sara Thornton murdered her husband after years of domestic disputes. Thornton was sentenced to life in prison in 1996.
In an interview with LADbible, Alabama 3 vocalist Rob Spragg spoke about how The Sopranos creator David Chase chose their song, stating: “David was driving down that same bit of freeway that you see on the opening credits and ‘Woke Up This Morning’ came on the radio. He just thought it fitted the vibe of the show. When he tried to find us, he thought there were three of us, from Alabama. When he find out it was a Scotsman and a Welshmen living in London, pretending to be Elvis, he didn’t really know what to think.”
John Wick: Chapter 4 will again star Keanu Reeves as vigilante assassin John Wick, who uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. Before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 4 will also star Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Scott Adkins, and Clancy Brown.
John Wick: Chapter 4 releases in Australian cinemas on March 14.