Parts of the city will be changed into war-torn ruins as a cast and crew of 1,200 people shoot scenes in George Square and other locations in the centre.
Fake shop fronts and American cars will be brought in to transform Glasgow into Philadelphia while a number of roads in the city centre will be closed to traffic.
Local people will also get the chance to star in the film as zombie extras after an open casting was held last month.
Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, told the BBC: ‘We are ready to welcome the World War Z production to Glasgow.
‘There is great anticipation in the city ahead of such a huge film coming here.’
The shoot could boost local economy by more than £2m, according to Glasgow City Council. . .