A Quick Trip To Doomsday

Shooting began this week in Glasgow on “Doomsday,” a sci-fi thriller set in 2033 from Neil Marshall – the director of the recently acclaimed cave-diving horror flick “The Descent”.

A report up at The Evening Times revealed that the normally quiet Marwick Street in the suburb of Haghill was transformed into a hellish ghetto of burnt-out cars, gun-toting soldiers, and boarded-up tenements for filming on the £15million project.

Bob Hoskins and Rhona Mitra were on hand (pictured above on the set) to film scenes from the film which paints a grim portrait of a Scotland cut off from the rest of the world in the wake of a deadly virus. During a 30-year quarantine Scots scientists develop a cure for the disease but the victims have been forgotten by the rest of the world.

Most of the film has already been shot in South Africa’s Cape Town, but the scenes this week in Scotland involved gun battles and simulated helicopters.