|World War Z scenes to be shot in Glasgow|
Key scenes from Brad Pitt's production of World War Z are apparently due to be shot in city centre locations such as Cochrane Street and George Square this August. Time to book that Scottish holiday.
|Cochrane Street - Glasgow. Soon to be awash with zombies.|
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|George Square - Glasgow. WWZ shooting location.|
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As the production is likely to involve up to 1200 people Glasgow City Council has estimated that the global zombie epic will bring over £2m to the local economy.
Location manager for World War Z, Michael Harm, said: “The production spent many months looking for the perfect city centre location to play an important part in the film. Glasgow's architecture, wide roads and grid layout proved the ideal setting for director Marc Forster."
Businesses in keys areas where filming will take place have been consulted about the production.
Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Gordon Matheson, said: “Our distinctive Victorian architecture has proved a vital attraction to many location managers over the years, and it is great news that the producers have decided to come to Glasgow. "The decision to use Glasgow as a location for the production was made after production staff met with Glasgow City Council's Film Office. They have reportedly worked together for the past month to secure locations.