Muse have introduced particulars of their anticipated new dwell movie, with Simulation Principle hitting the IMAX display screen and being launched as a particular field set later this yr. See the trailer and particulars under.
Primarily based on the story and themes of their 2018 album ‘Simulation Theory‘, the movie has been teased as the Devonshire trio’s personal model of Pink Floyd’s legendary The Wall. Their acclaimed dwell present for the file 28 nations and performed in entrance of greater than 1million individuals, with their present at London’s O2 Enviornment in September 2019 filmed for the brand new challenge by director by Lance Drake, (who additionally directed all of the promo movies for ‘Simulation Theory album’) and produced by Muse, Pulse Movies, Lance Drake, Jesse-Lee Stout and Matt Bellamy.
In addition to capturing the band’s efficiency, the movie additionally “follows a team of scientists as they investigate the source of a paranormal anomaly appearing around the world” and is described as “blurring the lines between narrative and concert film, virtual and reality”.
“The goal for Simulation Theory was to capture the scale of the electrifying live show and to expand upon its connection to the DNA of the world we built for the past three years in music videos for Muse,” stated Drake. “In a strange turn, the film’s alternate reality eerily started to mirror our own.”
Chatting with NME earlier this yr, frontman Matt Bellamy stated: “It’s a cool film set in the ‘80s sci-fi world of the last album. We made it before [COVID-19] happened, but it does contain themes about a virus taking over people’s reality.”
MUSE – Simulation Principle: The IMAX Expertise will premiere at choose IMAX cinemas on August 17 and arrive digitally on August 21, when the Simulation Principle film shall be obtainable for hire or obtain on Itunes, Amazon and Google Play. Go to right here for tickets and extra data.
Followers may also pre-order deluxe field units of the movie, that includes a custom-made comedian and restricted version poster made in collaboration with Marvel Comics. Variations of the field set additionally features a pink/blue marbled LP with choices from the band’s September 2019 efficiency at London’s O2 Enviornment housed in a gatefold jacket, a VHS-like field containing a HD 5.1 DTS Grasp Audio Blu-Ray of the movie, a fluorescent pink cassette of the rating written by Bellamy, memento jacket, sun shades, facemask and way more.
As nicely as releasing solo music for the primary time and getting ready to launch the debut album from his ’60s covers band supergroup The Jaded Hearts Membership, Bellamy has additionally spoken about plans for Muse’s subsequent album – revealing that the file will function Jeff Buckley’s guitar and will see the band head house to their native Teignmouth.
“I like the idea of totally resetting and going back to where we come from,” Bellamy instructed NME. “As in, bodily transferring again to our hometown [Teignmouth, Devon] and getting again to how we was once at sq. one. We’re more likely to get within the studio subsequent yr to make a brand new album of some form after which tour after that, relying on the journey restrictions.
“For us, 2020 was always going to be a year to contemplate being off work and off the road. Muse have never done that in the 20-odd years we’ve been going.”