Monday, August 15, 2011
Glasgow welcomes Brad Pitt and his blockbuster World War Z to Glasgow, the battle with the undead will rage, other 50 weeks, its against Labour!
Brad Pitt is in Glasgow with the cast and crew of his latest blockbuster film.
And he will be on location will be on location in Scotland's biggest city for the next fortnight, so chances are you might if very lucky get a chance to see him and get a picture.
His latest movie is the Zombie movie World War Z filmed in part in George Square and other Glasgow city centre locations.
It is unknown if any the walking dead from the city chambers are taking part, Labour Councillors crying ‘expenses’ with out stretched arms maybe too much of a fright even for a horror film.
Recently because of the Aleo scandal being stopped by the Scottish Government, Labour Councillors Andy Muir and Euan McLeod have been topping up their salaries by appearing as extras in the BBC drama.
The drama called Lip Service is described as “sex, lies and true love among a group of twenty-something lesbians in Glasgow”.
One Labour colleague said:
“Neither of these guys are what you would call natural movers and the idea of them dancing in a nightclub during the day, take after take, is just hilarious. I can’t see De Niro and Pacino having anything to worry about.”
Maybe Councillors Andy Muir and Euan McLeod are in the Pitt production, after all, these poor guys have to earn a crust.
As someone who is a film buff, I suspect they would be classed as zombies.
Glasgow City Council says 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.
And of course the adventure of being in a movie has a great appeal.
Councillor Gordon ‘free dinners’ 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."
If Matheson was cast, he would probably play a victim who gets eaten; given his history of attending free dinners.
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.
But if you can’t wait then hang about the city centre groaning, and someone might think you are a spare zombie who wandered off and chuck you back into the mix.
Before you know where you are you will be bashing zombies heads in with a shovel fighting for survival shoulder to shoulder with Brad Pitt.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University