Tragedy struck the star-studded set of Expendables 2 when Silverster Stallone‘s stuntman working on the film was killed in Bulgaria this week.
According to producers, the stuntman was killed during an accident involving a n inflatable rubber boat and an explosion late Thursday night. Two stuntmen were involved in the scene; the second suffered serious injuries and is fighting for his life in the hospital in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and he is now said to be in stable condition.
The production companies involved, Nu Image and Millennium Films, released a statement saying:
“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.”
The accident occurred while the second unit filmed at the Ognyanovo Damin Bulgaria, 15 miles just outside the capital, Sofia.
Expendables 2 is the sequel to the 2010 action film written and directed byStallone. The film is scheduled to hit theaters next August and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
By Larry Yepez Jr.