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Scottish zombies get silly in Philly?
Blog Guy, I saw a bunch of photos of a zombie movie being made, with Brad Pitt, and it looked like it was in Philadelphia.
But I live in Philly, and I haven’t seen any film activity here. What’s up?
Oh, that’s just a little bit of movie trickery. The film is set in Philadelphia, but they’ve redone another city to look just like it for the actual filming. I guess they did a good job, if it fooled a resident.
Wow! What city did they turn into Philly?
Glasgow, Scotland. So it totally looks like the real thing, huh?
Now that you mention it, I did see lots of guys in kilts playing bagpipes, and the Glasgow City Hall, and cars were driving on the wrong side of the street, and people were eating haggis. But there was a Philadelphia newspaper box, so yeah, it fooled me.
Well, that’s why they call it movie magic.
Blog Guy, why wouldn’t they just shoot the movie in Philadelphia, instead of going to all that trouble in Glasgow?
Are you kidding me? It’s all about budget. You know what zombies get paid in Philadelphia?
Top: Actor Brad Pitt (C) looks around during the filming of zombie movie ‘World War Z’ in Glasgow, Scotland August 24, 2011. Some scenes in the film are being filmed in Glasgow due to its resemblance to Philadelphia, where parts of the story are set.
Right: Pitt walks between cars during the filming.
Bottom right: Pitt runs during filming.
REUTERS photos by David Moir