Brad Pitt Movie Shoots In Glasgow

The cast and crew of a blockbuster film starring Brad Pitt will be on location in Scotland's biggest city from today for the next fortnight

Zombie movie World War Z will be filmed in George Square and other Glasgow city centre locations, between August 15th and 31st.

Glasgow City Council said the production will involve almost 1,200 people when on location and the impact on the local economy is likely to be in excess of £2 million.

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.

Councillor 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 film is based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in the US city of Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies.

It is due to be released next year.


The following streets around the City Chambers and George Square will be closed to motorists:

Cochrane Street

South Frederick Street

Hanover Street

George Square (north side of the Square from North Hanover Street, east and south side)

North Frederick Street (from George Square to Martha Street)

George Street (from George Square to John Street)

North Hanover Street from the junction with George Square.

Motorists will get access to Queen Street Station for south and northbound traffic.

North Hanover Street southbound traffic is closed from Queen Street Station onwards.  Access northbound from George Square is unaffected except Sundays 21 and 28 August when George Square will be closed.


Pedestrian restrictions

Pedestrians will have access to all routes throughout filming although they may be asked to stop by security marshalls for a very short time when cameras are rolling.