An accident on the set of Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 has halted production and landed a stuntman in the hospital with a serious head injury.
Police cars and ambulances were called to Warner Bros Leavesden Studios in the U.K. just before noon today, leading the crew to halt production for the day.
One man was injured in a fall and transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance, according to a statement from authorities.
The accident is just one of a series of recent incidents at the same studio. One high-profile case was in June when a man suffered a neck injury after an altercation with another crew member on the set of Anne Hathaway’s The Witches. A huge fire tore through the sets of the HBO series Avenue 5 earlier in the month, leaving firefighters tackling the blaze for more than 15 straight hours. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries. And some unspecified “foreign bodies” have been uncovered in the food at a studio restaurant. Police are currently investigating the restaurant.
The accident seems unlikely to affect the Fast & Furious 9 premiere in May 2020 since its February release was already pushed back to May. But more importantly, we just hope the stuntman is OK.
The action film will be directed by Justin Lin, and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.