Ready for Fast and Furious

27 Aug 2012

Filming is to begin this week for FAST AND FURIOUS 6, with some road closures at night around Broomielaw, Cadogan Street, Wellington Street.

Filming in the city centre will begin on 29 August, with road closures in place from 25 August.

Glasgow City Council said there would be "minimal disruption" during the night time road closures and diversions would be put in place. Residents and businesses in areas where filming would take place had been consulted.

The decision to film in Glasgow was taken after representatives from the production met with Glasgow City Council's Glasgow Film Office a few months ago.

The production will involve around approximately 250 local and out of town crew members when on location in Glasgow over the next few weeks, and will bring a significant economic impact to the city.

The shoot in Glasgow will be done by the production's secondary film unit - the lead cast members will not be in Glasgow - and will take place at night.

Glasgow Film Office has been working with the production over the past few months to help secure locations and to ensure that arrangements are in place with relevant council departments and other public bodies to allow filming to take place with the minimum disruption to normal city life.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Jobs and the Economy at Glasgow City Council, said: "It's great that yet another major film is being made in Glasgow, further proof of our status as the UK's most film-friendly city.  I'm sure that people in Glasgow will be looking forward to seeing how our streets look in this movie, as they do in so many other films!"

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 is the latest in The Fast and The Furious series of films.

Source: Glasgow City Council - Fast and Furious 6