A NEW movie from Steven Spielberg and Skyfall director Sam Mendes set to be filmed in Glasgow has begun building sets at the Govan Docks.

Workmen were seen today building an extension to the pump house in the centre of Govan Graving Docks for the new World War One film, 1917.

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The picture is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

Filming is due to start in June for four days.

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How the area will be divided for the filming production

Described as “a historic drama based during the First World War,” crews will be in place at the Docks from 10 weeks prior to filming.

A set, including a bridge over a canal, will be built on the site with the film company planning to hire Govan Shed warehouse as a workshop for construction.

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Last year, Glasgow City Centre was also used for filming scenes of a new Fast and Furious spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba.

Glasgow Film Office said the film helped bring in £19.1 million to the local economy last year with £320 million since the office was created in 1997.