In a few weeks time we’ll find out if all the re-shoots, rewrites and delays were worth it for Marc Forster‘s World War Z. So far, though, the zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt has failed to get the attention Paramount Studios was hoping for. Maybe a music video with all new footage of Brad Pitt will help?
Paramount called in British rock trio Muse, to lend their track “Isolated System” from the 2012 album The 2nd Law to the feature-length film. While “Isolated System” was released last year, this version by Paramount features Pitt’s character – UN worker Gerry Lane – and his family unknowingly watching the virus spread until it practically reaches their doorstep. Honestly, if you’re a fan of Muse it’s not half bad song. It’s a real tension builder.
In a strange twist during the red carpet premier of World War Z with MTV, Pitt discussed the connection the band had to the project months before their inclusion.
“At the same time, these guys were reading the book, unbeknownst to us, and were fans of the book. They wrote the album that’s out now, ‘The 2nd Law.’ On it, we found the song, ‘The 2nd Law,’ that we thought was exactly what we were looking for the film,” Pitt said. “It just kind of worked out in a nice, kismet kind of way.”
It must have been fate that Muse would be attached to the film, what with their inspiration from the book leading to their involvement. Hopefully it will help boost the reviews that seem to be aiming for the head. Time will tell, time will tell.
World War Z is in theater June 21st.