The sequel to the acclaimed Gladiator is currently filming under the eye of director Ridley Scott but an accident put the filming at risk. The producer confirmed that several members of the technical team were injured in Morocco last Wednesday, while filming a action sequence for the movie.
“While filming an action sequence on the set of the Gladiator sequel, an accident occurred in which several members of the technical team suffered non-life-threatening injuries”said a spokesman for Paramount Pictures in a statement that added: “Security and medical services on site were able to act quickly so that everyone received the necessary care. All are stable and continue to receive treatment.”
Six people had to receive treatment and four were transferred to a hospital to be treated by Burns, a person with knowledge of the production told Variety. The other two people were treated at the scene. The accident happened towards the end of the filming day and there were no cast members injured.
The representative concluded: “The well-being of our cast and crew is the most important thing and we have very strict health and safety procedures in all our productions. We will continue to monitor the situation and we will take the necessary precautions while we resume production.”
This sequel will be released on November 22, 2024 and will feature Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, and Connie Nielsen. The script was written by David Scarpa, who worked with the director on the film Napoleon and who will later write a new version of Cleopatra to be directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Mescal’s work on Normal People earned him an Emmy Award nomination. Gladiator was one of the defining movies of the first decade of the 2000s. It won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor.
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