Muse Announce ‘Simulation Theory’ Movie

Muse have announced their new companion film to their 2018 album, Simulation Theory, out in select international IMAX theaters on August 17th and across streaming platforms on August 21st.

Part concert film, part sci-fi narrative, the movie features Muse’s performance at London’s O2 Arena filmed in September 2019 by director Lance Drake, who directed all of the music videos for the Simulation Theory album. The film’s story follows a team of scientists as they investigate a paranormal anomaly that is spreading throughout the world and infecting its inhabitants.

“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,” said Drake. “In a strange turn, the film’s alternate reality eerily started to mirror our own.”

Watch the trailer below.

The movie will later be released as two separate limited-edition deluxe box sets, on December 11th. The box sets include a custom Simulation Theory comic book by Marvel Comics, a limited edition poster, a pink/blue marbled LP with selections from the band’s September 2019 performance at London’s O2 Arena, a VHS-like box containing a HD 5.1 DTS Master Audio Blu-Ray of the film, a fluorescent pink cassette of the score written by Bellamy, souvenir jacket, sunglasses, facemask and more. Pre-order a copy and get tickets here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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