World War Z

World War Z
  • 2013
  • US / UK
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marc Forster
  • Written by: Max Brooks (novel), Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay)
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
  • UK release: 21 June 2013
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Glasgow fills in for Philadelphia in this adaptation of Max Brooks' post-apocalyptic horror novel.

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World War Z

7 Jun 20133 stars

Glasgow-shot zombie movie is as Hollywood as they come

Emerging from a storm of troubled production rumours comes Marc Forster's zombie action movie, World War Z. Eschewing the multi-narrative structure and political commentary of Max Brooks' book, it takes the zombie apocalypse story and presents it in the…

The Film Formula: World War Z

3 Jun 2013

We discover the different elements behind Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse movie

One of the comparisons applied to one of World War Z’s initial scripts (by Ain’t It Cool, among others) was to dramatic thriller Children of Men. Like Pitt’s character Gerry Lane in WWZ, Theo (Clive Owen) is tasked with helping end a worldwide threat to…

Hollywood film productions boost Glasgow's economy by £20m

16 Feb 2012

Cloud Atlas, Under The Skin and World War Z all shot in Scotland

Big-budget films starring the Hollywood elite helped generate more than £20m for Glasgow's economy in 2011, with several film production companies choosing the city as a location. A-listers Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson have all recently…

World War Z wraps up in Glasgow; where does that leave the Cinema City?

19 Sep 2011

What next for the west coast filming hotspot?

The production of World War Z, an adaptation of Max Brooks’s best-selling account of a zombie apocalypse, brought parts of Glasgow to a well-documented standstill last month. With the City Chambers standing in Philadelphia’s City Hall, Glasgow finally…

World War Z to be filmed in Glasgow with locally-sourced zombies

19 Jul 2011

Brad Pitt star in Max Brooks zombie adaptation

The streets of Glasgow will no doubt be a little quieter with the onset of the Edinburgh Festival this August. All that is about to change this year with parts of the city centre undergoing a transformation into a post-apocalyptic 'zombie land' for the…

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