Tragedy stuck the set of The Expendables 2 last night, when a stuntman died on the Bulgaria set. Another stuntman was injured in the scene, which involved an explosion. Nu Image/Millennium Films confirmed the news with a statement.
Stuntman dies in explosion on the set of The Expendables 2
"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 identities of both stuntmen were not released, in consideration of their families. The accident took place during a second unit shoot in Ognyanovo, Bulgaria. Star Sylvester Stallone and director Simon West were shooting first unit in Bankso, Bulgaria, two and a half hours away from Ognyanovo.
The Expendables 2 was released August 17th, 2012 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is directed by Simon West.