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Muse announces 'Simulation Theory' movie premiering in IMAX theaters

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Muse‘s Simulation Theory album is coming to the big screen.

The British rockers have announced a Simulation Theory film, which is set to premiere in IMAX theaters worldwide on August 17. It’ll then be available on digital platforms August 21.

Part concert film and part narrative movie, Simulation Theory features live footage from Muse’s September 2019 show in London. That provides the soundtrack to the sci-fi story, which is based on the music videos created for several Simulation Theory songs, and involves an unstoppable contagion and quarantine zones. Timely!

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

Later in the year, Muse will release a Simulation Theory film box set, which includes a comic book based on the movie created in partnership with Marvel, along with a vinyl LP, a Blu-ray disc and a cassette tape containing frontman Matt Bellamy‘s score. 

If that’s not enough, a super deluxe package will also be available, including an exclusive Simulation Theory-themed jacket, sunglasses and face mask.

Both collections will be released December 11.

Simulation Theory the album was originally released in 2018. It includes the singles “Dig Down,” “Thought Contagion,” “Pressure” and “Something Human.”

By Josh Johnson
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