By Wyatt Earp | June 14, 2011
My town gets absolutely no respect, and for good reason; we’re possibly the must business-unfriendly city in America, if not the world. How bad is it? We can’t even entice Brad Pitt to film his zombie epic here. A film that is supposed to be set in Philadelphia!
But hey Mayor Nutter, keep pushing that plan to tax soda, raise parking fees, and increase property taxes. Moron.
Brad Pitt is filming a $120 million movie about zombies invading Philadelphia, but one thing is missing: any location shooting in our area. Instead, “World War Z” will use Glasgow, Scotland as a fill-in for Philadelphia. On Monday, crews started changing store fronts and other landmarks in Glasgow to make it look like Philadelphia.
The is the second high-profile snub for Philadelphia, after ABC decided to shoot “Body Of Proof,” its Philadelphia-located drama, in Providence.
In recent months, Pittsburgh has become the movie capital of Pennsylvania, and not Philadelphia. “The Dark Knight Rises” and two other major films will be shot in Pittsburgh. Right now, Philadelphia has one independent film and a few TV shows in the works.
Oh, well, that independent film should generate as much buzz as the Batman sequel, right? This is why Philadelphia will never become a first-class city.