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Gladiator sequel crew members injured in stunt sequence on set

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The original Gladiator was nominated for 12 Oscars and won five

Several crew members of the Gladiator sequel in Morocco were injured in a stunt accident on set.

Film production company Paramount Pictures said the injury was not life-threatening and occurred while filming a planned stunt.

The statement said the crew members “are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment”.

Earlier this week, News of the Sun There was an explosion and six people went to the hospital.

“It was terrifying – a huge fireball flew up and caught several crew members in its path. In my many years of filming, I have never seen such a terrifying accident.” , a source told the newspaper.

They added: “Everyone involved, from the lowest athletes to big-name stars, is shaken by this.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Paramount Pictures said: “The full medical and safety teams in place were able to act quickly so that those affected immediately received the care they needed. .”

It said it had “strict health and safety procedures in place for all of our products” and would take “all necessary precautions as we resume production”.

According to Diversity, No actors were injured but six were treated for burn injuries and four are still hospitalized.

Sir Ridley Scott, who directed the original 2000 historical drama, will return to direct the second, which is set to premiere in November 2024.

No title has been announced for the sequel, which stars Ordinary People actors Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington and Connie Nielson.

The original film won five Academy Awards, including best actor for Russell Crowe, who played Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus.

The film, set at the height of the Roman Empire, sees Maximus start out as a war hero before being forced to become a gladiator.

Gladiator made $457m (£355m) at the box office and revived the historical epic genre, which has been out of fashion for decades.

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