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Brad Pitt gives Glasgow a US makeover for new zombie movie

Brad Pitt and his family arrived in Glasgow by train on Tuesday along with other cast and crew to continue filming his new movie World War Z.

Parts of the city centre will double for Philadelphia where the zombie film is set.

American street signs and traffic lights have been put up on streets in the Merchant City area, where the two-week shoot will take place.

Vending machines selling US newspapers have been dotted around and the streets are lined with yellow taxis, Philadelphia police cars and other vehicles, including tanks.

Glasgow City Council said 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.

See Brad in costume

Brad is seen taking a break from filming 

The film is based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies 

Yellow taxis and white Philadelphia police cars abound 

The location manager for World War Z said Glasgow had been chosen because of its architecture, wide roads and grid layout 

Cochrane Street has been renamed John F Kennedy Boulevard and American road signs and street names put up 

Glasgow rain washes away the newly-painted 'Philadelphia' streets 

More than 1,000 people will be involved in shooting scenes in George Square and other city centre locations over the next two weeks 

Brad gives a cheery wave as he wraps up filming for the day 

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