Spielberg and Mendes set to shoot war movie in Glasgow
A planning application has been granted to transform Govan Graving Docks into a film set.
Part of a major Hollywood film will be shot in Scotland later this year.
Planning has been granted to temporarily transform Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow into a film set for a historic WW1 drama.
It is understood the production is 1917, the upcoming Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes blockbuster.
The war drama will mark Mendes' first directorial feature since James Bond film Spectre (2015). It also reunites the filmmaker with Spielberg's production company Amblin.
Spielberg worked closely with Mendes on his feature directorial debut American Beauty, which won five Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture.
Mendes then went on to make two more movies for Spielberg's DreamWorks; Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road.
1917 is scheduled to begin filming in April and is expected to be released in December.
Filmmakers hope to use the Glasgow site, which is owned by development company New City Vision, for 10 weeks between April 22 and June 28.
The filming will be focused on the northern two docks, with a set built east of the Pump House. A temporary extension will also be added to the building as well as a temporary bridge spanning one of the docks.
A supporting statement with the application claimed the film would bring "considerable direct and indirect benefits to the local economy through job creation and supply chain links".
Following planning approval on Tuesday, a Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "Production on this scale will use local functional support, I can imagine there will be a significant economic impact out of this."