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Weekly paper’s film version goes on sale for £125

A mocked-up version of a weekly newspaper which was used in a popular film is on sale for £125.

The East London Advertiser was used as a template for a front page designed for horror film 28 Weeks Later and was called the District One Gazette.

The Advertiser’s typeface and masthead was used for the prop and the front page was wrapped around a real edition of the weekly title.

It is on sale from online shop the Prop Store for £125 or $159 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Editor Malcolm Starbrook said: “It is great value for money! You would have to be a zombie to ignore that kind of deal.

“It is a British film and it is a Danny Boyle film and of course he lives in East London so he is well used to the East London Advertiser. He is making good use of a local resource.”

The mocked-up newspaper was used as set dressing in scenes in the repopulated area of London ‘District One’ on the Isle of Dogs and its lead story is headlined “Europe Pledges More Troops”.

Parts of 28 Weeks Later were filmed on the paper’s patch.

The newspaper is available here.

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  • March 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Um, actually it’s not a Danny Boyle movie. He directed 28 DAYS Later. 28 Weeks Later was a sequel and he handed directing duties over to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

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