The Sofia Echo reports that a stuntman has died and another is seriously injured following an accident on the set of The Expendables 2.
The accident took place when the two men were performing a stunt involving an explosion in a rubber boat on the Ognyanovo dam near Elin Pelin in Bulgaria. The individuals were members of the film’s second unit stunt team, with the main unit shooting in Bansko, two-and-a-half hours away, at the time.
The injured stuntman is in a stable condition, but is unconscious after undergoing a five-hour long operation.
Nu Image/Millennium Films released a statement on the accident, 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 Expendables 2 is directed by Simon West and is expected to wrap filming in December. The cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth.