There are duels, bar brawls and wenches galore
Muse have gone all Clint Eastwood in their new Joseph Kahn-directed six-minute epic promo video for new single “Knights of Cydonia.”
The expansive rock track sees prog-pop trio Muse playing as holograms in a bar while scenes include soaring eagles, light sabres and slow motion duels and kung fu moves.
There is also a love and betrayal and death by gallows storyline, with the love interest galloping scantily clad through the Californian desert on a unicorn.
The mini-movie filmed in California, Romania and the UK pays homage to Star Wars, Barbarella and Evil Knievel – all at the same time.
Director Joseph Kahn previously directed Britney Spears’ “Toxic”, picking up a Grammy award in the process.
Muse are currently on tour in the UK, they play in Birmingham tonight, and at the following venues:
Birmingham NEC (November 15)
Nottingham Arena (17)
Sheffield Arena (18)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (19)
London Wembley Arena (21/22/23)
Support on all dates comes from female fronted indie prog group, The Noisettes.
“Knights of Cydonia” is released on November 27, on Warner Records.