World War Z Moves to Philadelphia, Otherwise Known as Glasgow
Posted 08.19.11 by Ryan
After shooting in Malta and Falmouth, Cornwall, England, the production for Paramount Pictures' adaptation of World War Z has moved north to Scotland. NPR reports that the center of Glasgow, near George Square, is being transformed into Philadelphia for the two-week shoot, with street signs and shop fronts being changed, and American cars brought in to fill the streets.
"We are ready to welcome the World War Z production to Glasgow," Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson told The BBC. "There is great anticipation in the city ahead of such a huge film coming here."
Most of what director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) and his crew are shooting is being kept under wraps though HugAZombie has compiled a variety of set photos, some of which show actors Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos (The Killing) on set. Sorry to say, but no zombies have been shown yet, though for those wanting an up-to-the-minute look, you can always check the Glasgow City Council website, which has a webcam poised on George Square.
Based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks, World War Z was adapted by Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom), though the movie's synopsis revealed that the movie version is going to change a critical aspect of the book, which is likely to upset the novel's hordes of fans (ahem). World War Z is scheduled to open on Dec. 21, 2012.