Explosions and gunfire heard during filming of Brad Pitt’s new film The Lost City of Z were caused by efforts to recreate the trenches of World War 1, it has emerged.
Detailed pictures captured by SO Film show that the set outside Ballygally was transformed into a World War 1 battle scene, complete with Allied soldiers carrying rifles, barbed wire and German soldiers wielding machine guns.
Ballygally Spar owner Grahame Todd had previously told the Times how members of the film’s production crew who visited his shop told him they were digging trenches.
While filming was taking place in the loca area, residents told how their livestock including cattle, hens and horses were “terrified” by what sounded “like a war going on.”
Large explosions were sighted while gunfire was also heard.
The film, which stars Sienna Millar, Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam, tells the tale of explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon jungle but never returned.