World War Z, Brad Pitt's new film and zombie blockbuster could be partly shot in the Cornish town of Falmouth, according to the Press Association. Officials in the popular seaside destination are discussing the logistics of the Hollywood star bringing his movie to Cornwall in August 2011, the news agency says.

Scenes have already been shot in Malta, where Pitt, 47, was joined by wife Angelina Jolie and their children last month.

New reports over the week-end also suggested that Pitt could also film scenes in Glasgow.

Richard Gates, Falmouth's town manager, told the Western Morning News he had been in discussions with Paramount's location and casting crews to work out the logistics of shooting in the town, adding that the paper the filming would create an "almighty buzz".

"This is a major coup for Falmouth and we're pulling out all the stops to prepare for the influx of crew and cast," he said.

"We've been working closely behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures and are working hard with regards to the necessary planning and permissions."

The film is based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in the US city of Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies.

The film is due to be released next year.