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Glasgow being readied for World War Z shoot

MUMBAI: Parts of Glasgow is being turned into war-torn ruins for the next two weeks, before the shoot of the Brad Pitt film World War Z commences. A cast and crew of about 1,200 people will be involved in shooting scenes in George Square and other city centre locations.


Although shot in Glasgow, the film is set in Philadelphia, so false shop fronts will be brought in and American cars will take to the city‘s streets.
 
Glasgow City Council said that the film could benefit the city‘s economy by ? 2million. Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council said, "We are ready to welcome the World War Z production to Glasgow. There is great anticipation in the city ahead of such a huge film coming here."


The Glasgow film office has been working with the production over the past few months to help secure locations in the city and co-ordinating arrangements with council departments and other public bodies to ensure minimal impact on normal business and access.


The location manager for World War Z said that Glasgow had been chosen because of its architecture, wide roads and grid layout.


The film is based on Max Brooks‘ 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies.
World War Z is due to release next year.

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