Zombie War filming in Glasgow

Following on from my Book Thread, more high brow culture: The BBC are reporting the start of filming in Glasgow of what is probably the most important piece of cinematic culture ever: World War Z the film of Max Brooks’ book of the same name; subtitled An Oral History of the Zombie War. There are some concerns whether the film may sanitise the terrible war between mankind and the zombies. I also have concerns that Brad Pitt might not be the ideal lead role and I doubt if even the allure of Pitt will induce my wife to come with me to the cinema or even watch it when it comes out on DVD. I wonder if I could trick her into going to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies when it comes out. It seems that zombies are doing well at the moment: long may it last. As the reviewer on Amazon suggested here next we need Wuthering Heights and Werewolves.

  • oracle

    well with the old firm derby’s they picked the right location… no make up required

  • grandimarkey

    You’ll be glad to know that a Sluggerite (albeit a recent one) has landed himself a role as an extra in the above film.

    I shall begin filming on Wednesday for 8 days. And for the not unsubstantial sum of £100 per day.

    As I’ve signed a confidentiality agreement I’m unable to reveal too many details however I may let some slide as I see them.

    As someone with a long-established fear of zombies, I am looking forward to being lifted from reality and placed into the middle of my nightmare.

    Jealous, Turgon? £800 to appear in the biggest budget Zombie film ever made?

  • Eddie (Eamonn) Mac Bhloscaidh

    Turgon,

    You are so naive.

    “Filming” – yeah right, after one of the biggest ‘zombie’ attacks in recent years! i.e the London ‘rioting’.

    How naive are people going to be before they recognise an outbreak!? I mean they had infected on Sky!

    I mean ‘Cobra’ (Committee of Britain for Rage Annihilation) meetings, recalling parliament – make the connections!

    Hmmm, why did the police hold back? Why did they not put the fires out? (think foot and mouth folks).

    And why o why has a top specialist in controlling zombie outbreaks (i.e. with experience from New York and the Los Angeles ‘riots’).

    Filming? Don’t believe it, no I am buying in tinned food and preparing to protect my family.

  • Eddie (Eamonn) Mac Bhloscaidh

    And why o why has a top specialist in controlling zombie outbreaks (i.e. with experience from New York and the Los Angeles ‘riots’) – been brought in to assist?!

  • oracle

    Jeez no wonder the wife couldn’t cook the chicken on sunday… there was no tin-foil left with you guys all making helmets

  • carl marks

    let them come i have been ready for weeks.

  • Turgon

    Eddie (Eamonn) Mac Bhloscaidh,
    That has to be one of the best comments I have seen on slugger.

  • Irony alert!

    I remember seeing the film crews at the old Jamieson Distillery and Smithfield Market, which ably stood in for East Berlin in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1964). Legend had it the slums of north-side Dublin were the only ones in the “free world” suitable to depict the horrors of Ulbricht’s “worker’s paradise”.

    And I’m shocked that goulies walk the streets of Glesca” ?