This song features in the zombie-apocalypse thriller, World War Z
. "When we started making this film a couple years ago we discussed trying to find a 'Tubular Bells
,' which is the theme song to The Exorcist
," explained the film's producer and star Brad Pitt. "It wasn't written for The Exorcist
. The Exorcist
appropriated it and then it became the theme song from there. But we wanted to have that same kind of feeling."
When Pitt and crew arrived at this song, they discovered the Muse band members had been reading the Max Brooks authored World War Z
book when they recorded The 2nd Law