'Fast and Furious 9' Production Halted After 'Serious' Stuntman Injury
Production on the upcoming ninth entry in the "Fast and Furious" franchise was temporarily halted this week, after a stuntman was injured in a "serious" on-set accident.
A spokesperson for Universal, the studio behind the behemoth series, released a statement confirming that an accident occurred during production at Leavesden Studios in London on Monday.
"We had an injury on the set of 'Fast 9' today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen," the studio's statement said. "We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation."
No additional details about the accident, or the condition of the injured stunt performer, were released by the studio. An additional statement from the East of England Ambulance Service revealed a few more clues about the incident, with the service saying through a spokesperson that multiple ambulance vehicles, including an air ambulance, were dispatched to Leavesden, "following reports of a man injured in a fall. One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance."
This is the second major accident at Leavesden in recent weeks. Earlier this month, a large fire broke out on the set of "Avenue 5," a new HBO sci-fi comedy from "Veep" creator Armando Iannucci. No on was injured in that incident.
Production on "Fast 9" began less than a month ago. The flick is due in theaters on May 22, 2020.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]