Spotted: Film crew takes over Gay Street Saturday night

A Knoxville police cruiser blocks a portion of Gay Street to traffic midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by John Kunza IV

A Knoxville police cruiser blocks a portion of Gay Street to traffic midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

Actors dressed in white robes face off against KPD officers in full riot gear during the shooting of a film on Gay Street around midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by John Kunza IV

Actors dressed in white robes face off against KPD officers in full riot gear during the shooting of a film on Gay Street around midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

Off duty Knoxville Police officers take part in an undisclosed film midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by John Kunza IV

Off duty Knoxville Police officers take part in an undisclosed film midnight, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (JOHN KUNZA IV/NEWS SENTINEL)

White robed actors dressed suspiciously like terrorists faced off against off-duty KPD officers around midnight Saturday on Gay Street.

Gay Street was completely closed to traffic between West Vine Avenue and Jackson Avenue, drawing large crowds of confused onlookers from neighboring restaurants.

Around a dozen off-duty KPD officers brandishing automatic weapons in full riot gear stood their ground on one end of the street while several white cloaked terrorist-looking actors kept to their side.

Nobody was willing to comment on what the film was about, however one production crew member said that it was for "the film festival."

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Comments » 2

ANGRYWOLF writes:

Another version of war z ?

MDM writes:

Should be easy enough to find out who is behind the film - just check the street closure permit. There was a street closure permit, right? I'm sure our boys in blue didn't just close a road on their own, just like I'm sure there wasn't a misappropriation of government equipment or assets.

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