As fans of Max Brooks’ modern zombie classic World War Z await the film adaptation eagerly, shooting continues in Glasgow on the flick.
And if you’re one of the zombie-lovers excited to see the movie version of bestseller- an undead epic set after a worldwide pandemic of walking dead- then you probably know it stars Brad Pitt. Pitt’s role in the film isn’t very clearly defined to fans yet, but the actor did get to play a hero recently while crew shot scenes for World War Z in Scotland.
During filming in George’s Square in Glasgow, an extra- one of 700- was knocked to the ground during a melee. And quite like the stampedes you might see in a zombie flick, the woman was nearly trampled by her hundreds of co-stars. Although the woman didn’t get to spend too long with Pitt, he did manage to pick her up and dust her off after she was knocked to the ground in the chaos:
“Lots of people hurt themselves, and Brad came to the rescue of a woman who slipped,” an insider told the paper. “I don’t think she could believe it when Brad picked her up.
“He didn’t have time to speak to her as it was mid-shoot. But she said afterwards how grateful she was, despite having a badly grazed knee.”
The scene being shot was an “epic battle scene,” with hundreds of cast and crew milling about during filming. The film’s staff have since briefly paused filming to carry out a “safety talk,” as a few of the extras suffered minor abrasions during the incident.