CATEGORIES Movie NewsA difficult week for Sylvester Stallone just got much worse: Deadline reports that a stuntman on the Bulgaria set of 'The Expendables 2' has died after an action scene gone awry; another stuntman is in critical condition.
The accident reportedly happened after 7 p.m. local time on Thursday night and involved the second unit team; Stallone and director Simon West were shooting two-and-a-half hours away in the Bulgarian village Bansko.
The stunt occurred at the Bulgarian reservoir Ognyanovo. Local police are investigating the incident. "It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident," 'Expendables 2' production company Nu Image/Millennium Films said in a statement. "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."
Stallone came under fire earlier this week when a lawsuit was filed in New York claiming he stole the idea for the first 'Expendables' from another screenwriter. The action star was also recently cast in 'The Tomb.'
'The Expendables 2,' with Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Liam Hemsworth, is still set to arrive in theaters next summer.
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