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Subway car from Godzilla makes highway trek to Hamilton

An 85,000-pound extra from the latest Godzilla film is rumbling down the highway towards Hamilton Monday – but thankfully, it isn’t the monster itself.

Car also used in 'Hannibal' and 'Defiance'

This subway car that was featured in 2014's Godzilla is being shipped to Hamilton Monday for use by Digital Canaries Film Studio. (Digital Canaries Film Studio)

An 85,000-pound extra from the latest Godzilla film is rumbling down the highway towards Hamilton Monday – but thankfully, it isn't the monster itself.

A famed subway car (if there really is such a thing) that was used in the 2014 Godzilla remake as well as on television for Hannibal and Defiance is coming to the city as part of Digital Canaries Film Studio latest film set expansion.

But the studio isn't content to just ship the life size h-6 subway car here – instead, it will be towed from Toronto at high speed and travel on highways 401 and 403 to Hamilton.

The company is also adding sets for a courtroom and office building lobby complete with three elevators to its studio, which were also used in Godzilla and Hannibal.

Digital Canaries says there is high demand from film and production companies for a purpose built rooms like this.    

"We couldn't be happier to bring such iconic pieces of film history to Hamilton.  This will only add to the great infrastructure this city already has to offer the filming community," said studio CEO Simon Winterson, in a statement.

"This city is really becoming the best city in Canada to film."

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