SCENES for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver have been shot in Lancashire.

Actors and production staff descended on Rivington Pike to film parts of A Monster Calls, starring Schindler’s List and Taken actor Liam Neeson and Alien series star Sigourney Weaver.

While the Hollywood stars were not in town, dozens of the film’s staff were spotted near the Pigeon Tower, near the top of Rivington Pike.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “The scenic views of Rivington and Rivington Pike make an excellent backdrop for lots of different filming opportunities.”

A Monster Calls tells the story of 13-year-old Conor, played by Lewis MacDougall, who is visited by a story-telling monster while struggling to come to terms with his mother’s terminal cancer.