Muse Rocks the Zombie Apocalypse With New 'World War Z' Music Video

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Yahoo! Movies has got hold of a specially-created cut of the video for Muse's 'Isolated System', featuring new footage from Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse actioner 'World War Z'. Watch it above.

The instrumental track is one of two from the Grammy-winning UK band to feature on the film's soundtrack, a spooky, swelling, atmospheric composition reminiscent of Mike Oldfield's classic 'Tubular Bells', known for its appearance in 'The Exorcist'.

Pitt himself has described it as 'perfect' for the movie.

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The video shows further previously unseen footage from the film, juxtaposing the domestic bliss of Pitt's character - UN worker Gerry Lane - and his family to shots of worldwide turmoil and displacement.

Of particular interest are the new glimpses of the walking – well, running – dead causing catastrophic mayhem in New York City, and the Lane family's breathless struggle to escape the ensuing carnage.

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Smile for the camera... Muse pose on WWZ black carpet (Credit: PA)

Speaking to Absolute Radio about the project, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said: “We've done our music in films a few times but this is definitely my favourite one. It was a real collaboration from beginning to end so I'm really glad we got the song in.

“This is probably the biggest film we've ever done. Right from the bat we knew this was a big thing because they kept contacting us when we were making the album (The 2nd Law) saying they wanted us to score the film.

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“We weren't available to score the film, so we stayed in touch with them and they invited me and Dom to go and see early cuts of the film and we saw some really crazy stuff."

“I was reading 'World War Z' when I made the album - and I loved it - it had an influence [on] songs like 'Survival', like 'Isolated System'.

“I was thinking about this kind of insane survival situation - this real bleak kind of apocalyptic scenario - when I was making the album, which I tend to do anyway when I'm making albums.

“So it's a really great fit. It's a real, like, thrill ride, total edge of your seat - got some real scary moments.”

The film, which had its premiere in London on Sunday night, is released in the US on June 21.


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