Sixteen Extras Hurt On The Set Of 'Resident Evil: Retribution'
Reported by Outsiders - 09:25 PM 2011.10.11
Deadline is reporting that an accident happened on the set of Sony/Screen Gems’ "Resident Evil: Retribution" in Toronto which ended with sixteen background actors injured and 11 taken to the hospital.
The accident took place at the Cinespace Film Studios when 'the actors, dressed as zombies, fell through a gap in a 4-foot-high platform that separated from the set, causing leg, back and arm injuries, none of which were life-threatening,' authorities said.
"It is with regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident." "The thoughts of everyone involved in the production are with those who have been injured, and we hope that all have a quick and complete recovery. The filmmakers are continuing to work closely with the authorities in responding to this accident."
Emergency personal took extra time to sort out the extent of the victims’ injuries as the actors were dressed for their roles — bloody, decomposing flesh and all. The film franchise’s star, Milla Jovovich, was not on set at the time, her spokesman said.