Well, this will be cool. Muse, whose music is being used in Paramount's World War Z, will perform for 15,000 fans after the premiere of the film on June 2 in London.
In an unprecedented marriage of a full-scale concert and a film premiere, Muse will perform at Horse Guards Parade Ground, St. James’s Park, after the film screens in London’s Leicester Square. Tickets for the live performance will be available May 28 at www.worldwarz.co.uk/MUSE.
The filmmakers are using about 14 minutes of Muse music in the film, mostly the song Isolated System throughout the film. Muse's music will be used in trailers on all platforms. The only soundtrack release, however, will be for Marc Beltrami's score.
"It made the movie feel and sound really cool," Randy Spendlove, Paramount Pictures' President of Motion Picture Music, said. "After we layered in the music, we reached out to their management in the U.S. (Q Prime) and the U.K. (Anthony Addis) to see how we could reach beyond the movie. We wanted (the relationship) to be bigger than that."
Paramount will film the concert and expects to make footage available soon. Jimmy Kimmel is among the talk show hosts Spendlove expects to see in London reporting the events.
Isolated System and other music from Muse's latest album, The 2nd Law, are featured in the film opens in theaters June 21. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale, the story revolves around a former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Pitt), who races around the world trying to stop a pandemic that is threatening to decimate the human race.