News has got out that a 28-year-old Hungarian man has met his end on August 25th while working on the set of the sequel to the 1982 cult movie, Blade Runner. The film crew was dismantling the set after shooting was done when the incident happened.
Alcon Entertainment, which is producing the sequel, confirmed the following details of the fatal accident to The Huffington Post:
“A Hungarian construction worker was tragically killed during the dismantling of a movie set on a soundstage at Origo Studios this morning, it was announced by the film production company,” the statement reads.
“The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident is not yet known.” -Alcon Entertainment
“The film production, the untitled sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ was not shooting at Origo Studios at the time,” Alcon adds.
The Blade Runner sequel is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis and Robin Wright with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard.
The sequel started principal photography last July and is set to hit theaters in October 2017.