Six ‘Gladiator 2’ crew members injured in on-set stunt accident

An accident during a stunt planned on the Moroccan set of Paramount Gladiator sequel left six crew members with non-life-threatening burns, the studio confirmed on Friday.

There were no details on how the reported shooting, which took place on June 7, unfolded aside. We learn that four of the six crew members remain in hospital, where they continue to receive treatment and are in stable condition.

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“While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of Gladiator Subsequently, an accident occurred in which several crew members sustained non-life-threatening injuries,” a Paramount spokesperson said. “The security and full medical services teams on site were able to act quickly so that those affected received the necessary care immediately. They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment. The well-being of cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have implemented strict health and safety procedures on all of our productions. We will continue to monitor the situation and take all necessary precautions as production resumes. »

The UK sun first reported the news as an explosion, but we heard it was a planned stunt. The sun reports included “viewers speculating that a gas pipe on set may have ruptured”. This too noted that production is in Ouarzazate, where temperatures can regularly reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Casting of Ridley Scott done Gladiator the sequel features Paul Mescal in the lead role along with Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn and Connie Nielsen. Nielsen reprises her role as Lucilla from the first Oscar-winning film, which starred Russell Crowe. May Calamawy, Lior Raz, Derek Jacobi, Peter Mensah, Matt Lucas and Fred Hechinger (The White Lotuslisten)) as Emperor Geta.

David Scarpa wrote the screenplay, which follows the events of the 2000 DreamWorks co-production blockbuster, which grossed over $460 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for 12 Oscars, winning five including Best Picture. and Best Actor for Crowe.

Paramount has set a November 22, 2024 release date for the untitled sequel.

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