Movie maker Danny Boyle had a clever way of getting eerie shots of a deserted London for his new movie 28 DAYS LATER - he employed a bevy of beauties to stop early morning traffic.

The patient TRAINSPOTTING director had only two minutes per morning for a month to get the necessary scenes of a post-apocalypse British capital.

Boyle reveals, "We turned up very early in the morning with the girls so we could capture enough material in two minutes, while the traffic was held back, to create a sequence.

"You only got two minutes and then people start getting upset, and screaming, 'I have to get to work.'"

In the movie, Cillian Murphy plays a coma victim who wakes to find London deserted after a virus wipes out the city's locals.

04/07/2003 09:09