Sad news to report today. During a second unit filming of an explosion effect for the upcoming and wholly necessary Expendables sequel, one stuntman was critically wounded while another, unfortunately, died instantly in the accident in the pyrotechnics accident.
Apparently “the two victims were reportedly in a rubber boat atop Bulgaria’s Ognyanovo water reservoir when the bomb mishap occurred,” leaving one stuntman dead, and the other “in serious condition.” The names of the stuntmen are currently being withheld out of respect to their families, according to a representative for the production.
During the accident, Expendables 2 (which could seriously use a better action movie title; something along the lines of Expendables 2: Expendables Harder, or Expendables II: Seriously Stallone, We Get It, You’re Glad To Be Back, We Get It) director Simon West and the principle cast and crew “were several hours away at the time, filming in Bansko.”
Nu Image/Millennium Films, the production company for Expendables 2, released the following statement about the tragedy:
“It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy. The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident.”
It is currently unknown whether the surviving stuntman will pull through. We’ll post updates as they happen.
What do you think of the stunt mishap?
Source: The AV Club