Superman Returns to Film in Newcastle

The Newcastle Herald reports that the Superman Returns production will film in the city this month:

THE heart of Newcastle will be shut for a week this month and transformed into downtown Metropolis when scenes are filmed for the $400 million Hollywood movie “Superman Returns”.

Warner Bros has confirmed it will begin filming on the blockbuster sequel in Newcastle in a fortnight.

While much of the filming will take place at the Art Deco University House (formerly Nesca House) in King Street, City Hall and Civic Park will also be part of the backdrop for the Man of Steel’s latest adventure.

Source: Newcastle Herald