'Gladiator 2' stunt gone wrong leaves crew members injured
About four of the six people were hospitalized due to burn injuries. Another two were treated locally and discharged for burn injuries as well.
The production studio behind the film "Gladiator" said on Saturday that six crew members were injured in a stunt accident on set in Morocco earlier this week.
"While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of the 'Gladiator' sequel, an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life-threatening injuries … The safety and full medical services teams on-site were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received the necessary care. They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment," a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures was quoted by the entertainment magazine Variety as saying.
About four of the six people were hospitalized due to burn injuries. Another two were treated locally and discharged for burn injuries as well, a person with knowledge of the production said.
The incident took place by the end of the shooting on June 7. None of the cast members suffered any injuries, the report added.
According to The Sun tabloid, the incident was caused by an explosion on the set. Although the cause has yet to be determined, some suspect a gas pipe rupture may have been the cause of the problem.
"Gladiator" won five awards at the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony, including Best Picture.