According to Deadline, two crew members from “The Expendables 4” were injured behind the scenes in the sequel, which is currently being taped in Greece.
The two accidents were not as severe and the employees have already recovered, but it has not been said if they will return to work in production.
One was a painter who fell from a considerable height while painting a wall during pre-production.
The second was an assistant cameraman who injured his foot when he was run over by a stuntman driving a heavy vehicle in reverse.
This is not the first time that an accident has occurred in the franchise. A stuntman was killed while filming “The Expendables 2”. Kun Liu, 26, was killed during a performance on an inflatable boat at the Ognyanovo dam in Bulgaria.
He died of injuries he sustained in an explosion on the neighboring plateau.
A representative of the producer Millenium told the portal that these were isolated accidents and that:
“All employees working on ‘The Mercenaries 4’ take every precaution to ensure the safety of the entire team on a daily basis.”
More details were not disclosed.
Recalling that the next film in the franchise will mark Sylvester Stallone’s farewell as team leader, passing the torch to the character of Jason Statham
In addition to the return of Stallone, Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture, the cast also includes Megan Fox, Jacob Scipio, Andy Garcia and 50 Cent.
The story will focus on Lee Christmas (Statham), who will experience an adventure alongside the character of Fox.
Scott Waugh (“Power and the Impossible”) will direct, based on a screenplay written by Spenser Cohen and edited by Max Adams and John Joseph Connolly.
Lionsgate and Millennium Media will produce the sequel.
“We are delighted to team up with our Millennium Media partners for the new sequel to the ‘The Expendables’ franchise,” said Jason Constantine, President of Lionsgate. “It’s a lot of fun bringing these stars together for an action packed movie. The new sequel will be our biggest adventure yet.
New information should be published soon.
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