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See Philadelphia...In Glasgow!! Here Come The WORLD WAR Z Shoot Pics!!

Published at: Aug. 17, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...

An AICN reader named Muscles sent in some pics from the filming of Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brook's WORLD WAR Z book.  The film stars Brad Pitt and is scripted by BABYLON 5's J. Michael Straczynski.  

These pics are not as pyrotechnically satisfying as the AVENGERS spy pics we saw yesterday, but...as cynical as I am...I still can't help but be a little amazed by the notion of turning Glasgow into...Philadelphia. 

Here's Muscles...

I was in Glasgow, Scotland today and was able to have a little wander around the set for World War Z thats been built in the city centre.  Looks like its doubling for Philadelphia, but also noticed an MTA bus and the humvees have NJ plates.  Very cool.  Pics attached.


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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    World War First bitches!

    by kingralphuk

    Book was good, film will be watered down garbage. Sigh

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    my office is 5mins away from this...

    by the_senator

    Pretty cool stuff happening in Glasgow - helicopter landing and gun fight to be filmed + zombies too obviously. If they film it on a Saturday night, the studio will save cash money on special effects. Just offer the drunk party animals free bbq and watch them go nuts for meat.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    That's it?

    by 3774

    Really, that all? A couple of pictures of some buildings, a SWAT truck, a humvee? Double exclamation marks? Seriously?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Heard some not-so-good things about the movie...

    by Rhoov

    not staying true to the book at all except that it has zombies in it. I was rather looking forward to the movie until hearing this.

  • I know it's not that simple. I know it's cheaper. I know Toronto's a stand-in for NY all of the time. It just frustrates me to see our leading export also involved in outsourcing. I'm sure the good people of Philly would have loved to have had this production pumping money into their local economy. It's a damn shame.

  • But forgot he was in Pittsburgh.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    That's a PG-13 sign, there's a PG-13 humvee

    by Aquatarkusman

    There's a PG-13 exit, and a bunch of PG-13 empty seats where serious genre and WWZ book fans would have been.

  • ..but whatever, be fun to watch them try.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Wtf? Why Not Just Shoot It In Philly??

    by NeonFrisbee

    I'm liking this bullshit less and less.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    World War PG13

    by Rabbitcakes

    Sorry, this project fell off my radar. Maybe if reviews are good I'll see it on Netflix someday.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Huh? That doesn't even look right.

    by JusticeSabre

    All of the buildings at 15th and Arch are modern looking. Why not just shoot it here? The city is fucking cash-strapped. People need jobs here.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Hope it's good

    by LesterDelRay

    The book was pretty stupid, loaded with lazy stereotypes and weighed down by a libertarian subtext; fan fiction by a Romero/Rand geek. Still, the basic plot has the essentials of a good movie.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    McEwan's?

    by Revscapegoat

    Eeww. It's called "McEwan's Export" for a REASON! Tennent's is the popular one ( Although it also tastes like tramp pish. ) Anyway, aye... zombies! :) This link might be interesting over the next few days: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/aboutglasgow/webcams/

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Wow how exciting!

    by jimmy_009

    I can't wait to see that car in the movie! And is that a pillar!?!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I suppose

    by R2e2

    That the makers of the film didn't really research anything because mass transit in Philadelphia is SEPTA, not the MTA. But hey, who needs accuracy for a town that is notorious for hating everything?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Best. Pictures. Ever.

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Glows a shithole

    by Mr_P

    How are they going to clean it up enough to look post-apocalyptic?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Haterz...

    by bongo123

    So what it doesnt follow the great book, call yourself a zombie fan!!?? how the fuck can you hate on this when a: the book never leant itself to be made into a movie, its more suited to a serialized tvshow and b: were getting a motherfucking big budget zombie flick starring Brad Pitt for christs sakes!!! whats there to complain about

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    oops

    by Mr_P

    "Glows" wtf - Glasgow

  • Nice. Did you have to go to school to learn how to mutilate a sentence like that?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    As a Philadelphian...

    by cockdiesel

    These street corners look nothing like this but it's cool they got the signs right.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    JMS

    by dukeroberts

    That guy ruins everything he writes. Spider-Man still hasn't recovered from the crap he wrote.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Zombies in Philly?

    by HoboCode

    How will the military avoid killing Phillies fans by accident?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    It was supposed to shoot in Philly

    by The Pelti

    But the Republican governor FFFF'd over largely Democratic Philadelphia by refusing to approve any tax credits in the city, while giving tons of help to shoots like Batman in Pittsburgh, and other smaller productions throughout the state. Rural Pennsyltucky really hates Philly, despite how important the city is to the state's economy.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    ' "Glows a shithole" should become the new AICN meme

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    pelti... you're absolutely right

    by dale dragon

    sucks too. I would have loved looking out my window at work to see some zombie action. I know Ill get all types of confused seeing "parts of Philly" I dont recognize. Hell, they could have filmed a lot of this in North Philadelphia, without having to use any zombie makeup for the people there...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    ps....

    by dale dragon

    we dont use MTA in philadelphia... its septa

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    here is a live webcam overlooking George Square in Glasgow

    by MacReady452

    the set of World War Z streaming live. Sent this to Quint and posted it here yesterday. Did they give a shit? Nope. Who loves ya baby? http://www.camvista.com/scotland/glasgow/george_square_cam.php

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    these WWZ leaked photos are missing crucial elements..

    by nolan bautista

    ..like shots of ZOMBIES! are they really dead and messed up? (as Sheriff McLeland would say)

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Macready...

    by Revscapegoat

    Hey man, I did the same thing and heard nada back. Your cam's the bottom one on my link :)

  • MERRICK = THE NEW HARRY. p.s. that isn't a compliment. STANKED.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Going to SUCK!!!!!!

    by Jeffrey

  • Seriously makes no sense to me to fly a production company and actors 11 hours to Scotland as opposed to a 3 hour flight to Philly. Good to see Hollywood doesn't give a shit about the American economy at all. Hey Hollywood, how about pumping some cash into local economies! If Americans are all unemployed and broke there will be no one able to SEE your fucking movies! And this movie is PG-13? Pass, pass and double PASS.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I've been up there almost daily

    by davidwebb

    And they've really only just finished building sets/dressing up the area. Brad and family only got into Glasgow this time yesterday too - on THEIR OWN TRAIN - take that, recession. So they've only been filming street scenes today. The streets around the whole area are closed off on the 21st and 28th, and there's a few car crashes being staged.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Angelina, care for a deep fried mars bar?

    by Nerfee

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Or should that be a deep fried cheese-steak.

    by Nerfee

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet - Reekie nonsense...

    by Tone

    Auld Reekie is Edinburgh. The Fringe is in Edinburgh. This is says Glasgow and is all about Glasgow. Not Edinburgh. Just saying...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    are we getting The Walking Dead caliber zombies?

    by elsewhere

    it'll be hard for me to settle for anything less

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Military vehicles don't have license plates!!!!!

    by c4andmore

    Jeez Louise. Get that right please.

  • Uhm... "spoilers", I guess

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    it sucks

    by The Pelti

    I have a few friends that would have been working as carpenters, riggers, or caterers on that production too. FFFFing Fascist Corbett and his redneck, energy industry base

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    deep fried cheesesteaks anyone?

    by mr

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Um.... has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet

    by markytorture

    I know Glasgow smells, but I think you'll find that 'Auld Reekie' is actually Edinburgh's nickname. You know, the one with the Fringe Festival and no location shoot for World War Z. Just saying. Glasgow actually looks a lot more like other cities than Edinburgh does.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    If they really wanted to push the horror...

    by Dark Squirrel

    ...they would have just filmed in Philly. Walking through the Cheltenham Mall is scarier than any zombie flick I've ever seen. Also, 15th and Arch is a block away from the Convention Center, so I'm pretty sure it's just parking garages there.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet

    by markytorture

    Also, you managed to avoid looking racist/anti-semitic there very effectively. Good job.

  • Way better than every English city besides London of course. Edinburgh was also awesome.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    no longer interested in this

    by la_sith

    PG-13 fuck you

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM-DtAXBUpI My parents are Scottish fyi and I lived there for a few years.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    a g... obviously you never visited Sheffield, Sex City.

    by workshed

    Capital city of good fucking music and the best free festival in the world (Tramlines)

  • I remember playing the RE series in 2000 and being struck by how much Glasgow at night reminded me of Raccoon City. I'm not joking, the architecture of the city would have been sooo perfect for an RE movie. You could have even saved money by hiring locals and you wouldn't need any make-up *lifts up kilt and runs away*.....

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Zombies or Glaswegians..? Which is scarier..?

    by workshed

    I'd rather tackle a hoard of marauding zombies than one drunken Glaswegian hassling you for a piece of your KFC on a Saturday night. Brad Shit would pitt his pantaloons.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Being one of the few Scotsmen here and a genuine Glaswegian..

    by yamayama

    I can tell you this has been on the evening news on BBC Scotland for the last 3 nights. Its been raining persistently in Scotland for the last fortnight so i dont how that will affect filming. I am actually more psyched about rumours that Christopher Nolan was going to do exterior shooting for TDKR in Glasgow for panoramic shots representing Gotham. Glasgow has a lot of gothic architecture that is worthy of attention.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    sheffield and most of england was an unwelcoming dump

    by A G

    Sorry

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XbB6XqefXc

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    @ has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet ...

    by yamayama

    "Auld Reekie" is actually Edinburgh. And on the opposite side of Scotland on the east coast. Glasgow is in the west.....

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Who can forget the Battle of Philadephia from the Book?

    by cookylamoo

    Uhhh or was it Yonkers.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Not actually in Philly because

    by GhostDad

    The unions essentially scared productions away in the 80s and 90s. Recently they've been trying to lure productions back, but the city really built a reputation of being a very difficult and costly place to shoot. To nitpick, though, there aren't MTA buses in Philly. It'd be SEPTA.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    My office used to be 2 minutes from here

    by Scott McCulloch

    As a Glaswegian and someone who has also spent time in Philly, I can understand why Glasgow is being used as the location. First and somewhat unusally for the UK, Glasgow city center has a grid iron street layout, something more typical of US cities. Also (and has been commented on by some Philli residents I know when visiting Glasgow), Glasgow City Chambers (located behind Arch St sign in above photo) looks a lot like Philly City Hall.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    revscapegoat

    by MacReady452

    Ya try and help out and next thing ya know they are breaking off a TB'er some disrespect. Those local web cams are the gift (yeah it is mostly boring but you can check in at will) that keeps on giving. Meanwhile a humvee and street sign are "news".

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    They should call it something else at this point. Not WWZ

    by Knobules

    BPZ maybe. Every story I read about this production doesnt jive with what the book presented. My god. PG 13? Are the Wayan brothers in this also?

  • hahahahahahaha Lay off the drugs!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Marc Forster made the worst Bond movie ever

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yes, worse than Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. OK, maybe not but it's definitely up there. Shocking film.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt in Hurlord

    by OptimusBob

    That to me is the most surreal headline of the past decade, I'm just 2 miles away from that village. Weird.

  • <i>Acording to the new Script, there is NO Battle of Yonkers, but Battle of Philly</i> If this is true, the bottom just dropped out of my interest in this movie. That's saying quite a bit, too. I loved the book. I've reread it many times and, when it came out in 2006, bought multiple copies for all the men in my extended family who in turn loved the book. Even those that weren't really into zombie horror...like me. I'm willing to give wide latitudes to the movie process just to see it up on the big screen, but if they cut out Yonkers or change it so much it doesn't resemble the book anymore, that's it for me. From what we've learned so far...Pitt's character is "racing around the world" to PREVENT the outbreak. How would he be at something on the scale of Yonkers if the outbreak had not only occured already, but had time enough to infect millions of people on Manhattan? Travesty.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Hurlford not hurlord, this...this is why we need an edit button.

    by OptimusBob

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    And ANOTHER thing....

    by ravenloff

    ....if they stay with that "racing to prevent" storyline, say goodbye to the tough little chick transport pilot knocked down in the swamps of Louisiana. That story only works if the outbreak had not only already happened, but had progressed for a long period of time, giving almost all territory over to the dead.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Everything seemed spot on but the bus. Buss should say SEPTA

    by EastcoastAvenger

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Philadelphia Filmography: mostly duds, but some real cinematic gems as well

    by EastcoastAvenger

    FILMOGRAPHY 2011 Must be the Music 2010 Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Changing the Game Chase Tastemaker: Jane Golden Chef vs. City The Chef's Kitchen Limitless Food Feud Food Wars Friday Night Lights Future Weather It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Kendra Kitchen Impossible Safe Teach Wreck Chasers You Can't Have it All Pilot: Outlaw Pilot: Uncle Nigel 2009 Teach The Art of the Steal Dr. Phil Blue Valentine Right Hand Man Untitled James L. Brooks film AKA How Do You Know Night Catches Us It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia-Season 5 The Best and The Brightest The Last Airbender Cafe Cold Case-Season 7 Cost of a Soul Law Abiding Citizen 2008 New York Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Season 4 The Nail Cold Case - Season 6 No Boundaries Marley & Me Dare Happy Tears The Colbert Report Tenure The Answer Man Heavy Sedation - Season 2 9th & Bay 2007 The Lovely Bones Hindsight (Pilot) Buddy Gilbert Comes Alive The Sacrament of Life Bottleworld Explicit Ills The Happening Baby Mama It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia-Season 3 Spice up my Kitchen Save My Bath-Season 5 Trading Spaces-Season 7 Cold Case-Season 5 The Mighty Macs Heavy Sedation The Greek American Jackass Number Two Cover 2006 Placebo Tooth and Nail Public Interest God’s Prayer Cold Case- Season 4 Shooter The Book of Caleb It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia- Season 2 What Goes On (AKA The Block) 2 Minutes Later If You Could Say it in Words Charlotte’s Web The Land Rocky Balboa 2005 the 4th dimension Blur Cold Case - Season 3 Lady in the Water It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Amazing Race Soulful Invincible Trading Spaces Head Space Consequences The Ungodly Never Say Goodbye Champions 2004 In Her Shoes National Treasure The Village Cold Case - Season 2 Shadowboxer Annapolis Rock School Hack - Season 2 White Men Can’t Rap The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan Forget Tomorrow 2003 Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye Cold Case The Woodsman The Other America Invisible Mountains 2002 The 24th Day Jersey Girl The Italian Job Philly (TV) Hack 2001 Signs The One Road Home Emmett’s Mark 2000 A Chronicle of Corpses Dirty Laundry (Air it Out) Bottomfeeders Unbreakable Snipes A Gentleman’s Game The Father, The Son Killer Instinct 1999 Prison Song Jesus’ Son Diary of a City Priest Animal Factory 1998 Kimberly Magdalen The Sixth Sense The Big Store Train Ride Edge City Surrender Dorothy 1997 Beloved Return to Paradise 1996 Fallen Maximum Risk 1995 12 Monkeys Up Close and Personal Wide Awake 1994 Condition Red 1993 Fallout Philadelphia Two Bits Two Plus One 1992 Age of Innocence 1990 Rocky V 1988 Clean and Sober Worth Winning 1987 Stealing Home 1986 Mannequin 1984 Birdy Witness 1982 Trading Places 1981 Rocky III Taps 1980 Blow Out 1979 Dressed to Kill 1978 Rocky II 1975 Rocky

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Macready...

    by Revscapegoat

    Hey man, I did the same thing and heard nada back. Your cam's the bottom one on my link :)

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by Revscapegoat

    Doooooouble... ...poooost. Oops.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    That Marky Mark flick Shooter

    by Roninf5

    took place in Philly but was so obviously filmed in Canada that it just ruined any suspension of disbelief.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about Brad...

    by davtrav1

    Does anyone know if the great Bryan Cranston is filming any of his scenes in Glasgow?

  • including pictures of Pitt.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    mr p above

    by Ray Gamma

    *applause*

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    do they sell the new york post in philadelphia?

    by ragingfluff

    picture 18 on the slideshow

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Do ye take gingaes?

    by Brody77

    Presumably they are filming here due to tax breaks/cheaper crews etc? Those pics, btw, are a bit gash. My mate from work took better ones on his mobile. Unlike Batman etc I doubt there'll be many spoilerific images from this shoot as the best even the local news could do was a grainy image of Pitt. Wonder if I'd make it through security to kick Marc Foster in the balls for the shite that was Quantum of Solace.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Old Reeky? You mean Auld Reekie?

    by Kizeesh

    Which is Edinburgh, not Glasgow.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    snyder - Old Reeky

    by Keith

    "Old Reeky looks absolutely NOTHING like any American city" I assume you mean "Auld Reekie". Which is Edinburgh, btw, not Glasgow. Otherwise, err, full marks. (Coughs.)

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Actually they do sell the Post down there.

    by FluffyUnbound

    And in Albany and Hartford and Springfield, MA. The Post gets around.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Edinburgh could do with some flesh eaters right now...

    by SminkyPinky

    Those festival fuckers, every year. Last Friday the population more than doubled overnight. Couldn't get anywhere and too many eejits walking on the road. The urge to kill was overwhelming. Good luck to the crew in Weegieland this weekend. They'll need it, especially around the Merchant City and George Square.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    BOOOOO.

    by vulturess

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Snyder_been_fired

    by JShanW

    Nope, not good now, in fact. Racist Nazi.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet shut the fuck up

    by Proman1984

    Yes, that's the biggest problems in US. Producers filming films oversees. And I guess you really are too much of a Nazist to friggin see it done in every single industry or the fact that Hollywood still employes a shit load of people. Asswipe.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Why don't they just shoot it on a green screen?

    by Yelsaeb

    It's so much smarter, easier, and cheaper than actually trying to do anything in the real world. Heck, why don't they just turn it into a 90 minute, PG-13, 3D, comic relief filled, audience pleasing Micheal Bay fest so they can rack in a billion dollars and make thirty-five sequels?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    WAY BETTER THAN ANY ENGLISH CITY,EXEPT LONDON????

    by scotsman75

    ARE U FUKIN KIDDING ME,LONDON IS THE MOST HORRIBLE UNFRIENDLY CITY ON EARTH,DIDNT U HEAR ABOUT THE RIOTS?? SURE GLASGOW HAS ITS BAD PARTS ,HAS MANY GOOD THINGS GOING FOR IT TOO.LIVED HERE MY WHOLE LIFE.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    PG 13 rating...

    by locater16

    Anyone that's read the book knows this means you don't even have to bother considering going to see it. Fuck you Hollywood, fuck you

  • And you can tell that the light refracts slightly different off the sign and into the surrounding sky in Scotland than it would in America due to the changes in environment and atmospheric pressure. So cooool. These pics give me goosebumps!!!! Aint it cool...indeed!!!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Never read the book...

    by pr0g2west

    But based on all your talk-backs it sounds like they are changing it up drastically. So in that case...why not just change the setting of the story to Glasgow? Does Philly have any significance to the story?

  • ..."I mean, look at the devastation and those extras look awesome in the zombie make-up." Agent: "Uh Brad, that ain't the set, that's Kilmarnock; the town you'll be staying in for the duration, and those aren't extras; they're the townsfolk!"

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Tired.Of.Zombies

    by Manatee

    That is all.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    pr0g2west

    by Geoduck42

    As far as I can recall, Philly isn't even mentioned in the book. As someone noted, Yonkers, NY is where the US military sets up a big showpiece battle against the zombies which of course goes disastrously wrong. And it should be noted that the book's in-universe author is interviewing people about the now-won war months/years after the fact, not trying desperately to head off the plague. I don't think the book ever reveals what he actually did during the war.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Need a post-apocalypse looking city? Come tae Glasgow.

    by Fortunesfool

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Philadelphia Freedon - shine on me

    by Mastidon

    OK, I about fell out of my chair when I saw this. I grew up 10 minutes away from the Liberty Bell and now live 20 minutes away from Nelson's Column. Now with that in mind, my gut was no way in hell. But in reality, Philly's architecture is fairly similar and the photos do a good job of an initial gut check that it is indeed Philly - minus the obvious screw up that we have SEPTA for public transit. Die Hard 2 anyone? I love the BF Bridge sign. Must have seen the real one 10,000 times in my life. It is more than sad and pathetic that somebody has to go to Scotland to shoot in Philly. However, Philly is an enigma. Unless you are from Philly, you will never understand us. Pretty much every single major production has had issues when filming there. The 2 most recent that jump out at me are Cold Case and Hack. Both had problems with the Unions and city. To the guys making this movie, you can't convince somebody it is Philly unless you add a guy with a shopping cart selling pretzels at a stoplight. And how about actually paying a visit to Philly to at least get the transit system right? If you don't do at least that, expect to be booed forever.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Re: Optimus Bob

    by Kizeesh

    Yeah Kilmarnock is cesshole. I think more films should be shot in Edinburgh though, not just period movies, and quirky indies like Hallam Foe and Trainspotting. Anyone mentioning One Day will be shot.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    Love the book, I have faith in this movie, but....

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    even if it sucks the book is still there. I never understood why people get their panties in a bunch when a book (or old movie) gets made into a new movie and it's not to their liking. Books epic in scope are so vastly different than movies that I don't think a true adaptation is possible. Harry Potter and LOTR come close they say but those were WAY too long to really hold my interest. Over 2 hours in a movie seat just hurts my ass. As for movie remakes, a new suckass movie doesn't erase the original. Just watch the original again!

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    scotsman75

    by Revscapegoat

    I'd say each city has it's merits. I've never had any trouble when visiting London, but in Glasgow the scum tend to infiltrate the nice areas as well.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Stop posting set pics!

    by Beezbo

    Unless they are actually interesting.

  • And I though Nolan/TDKR had already been?

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    It’s Always Sunny In Glasgow

    by REDD

    The Aluminum Monster Vs. The Zombies

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Three Judges

    by bobjustbob

    Man I miss drinking the day away at the Three Judges pub.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Geoduck 42

    by pr0g2west

    Thanks for the feedback... Anyways, The only thing that this film will need to look like true philly is having 95% of all the extras in the film wearing Phillies or Eagles attire.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Philly public trans is SEPTA, not MTA.

    by neil

    Just sayin'.

  • Sept. 10, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Och! I'll be headin' down to Philadelphia to drink a pint at me local pub!

    by MrMysteryGuest