Accident in the filming of the sequel to Gladiator in Morocco leaves six injured by burns

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Stunt Accident on “Gladiator” Sequel Set Leaves 6 Injured

Archive image from the first Gladiator movie in 2000: Russell Crowe brought Maximus to life in what turned out to be one of the highest-grossing movies of 2000.
Archive image from the first “Gladiator” movie in 2000.

Los Angeles, USA – An accident on the movie set of the sequel to “Gladiator” in Morocco during a stunt scene left at least six people injured due to burns, according to reports by US media outlets made public on Friday.

Four Hospitalized, but Stable

The accident occurred last Wednesday and resulted in six professionals receiving medical attention. Four of the six individuals remain hospitalized, while the others were treated and released. The injuries of the stunt performers did not pose a threat to their lives and they are in a stable condition.

Production Ensures Strict Safety Measures

A spokesperson for Paramount Pictures, the studio in charge of the film production, issued a statement assuring that they prioritize the safety of cast and crew. The statement reads, “The well-being of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have strict health and safety procedures in place on all of our productions.”

Main Cast Unharmed, Production Continues

The main cast, which includes Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, and Connie Nielsen, did not suffer any injuries, and the production resumed filming following the incident. The movie’s release date has not been postponed and remains set for November 22, 2024, in theaters worldwide.

The Sequel’s Aspirations

The sequel of “Gladiator,” directed by Ridley Scott with David Scarpa as the screenwriter, aims to replicate the success of the original movie released in 2000. The original was one of the highest-grossing films of the year, winning an Academy Award for Best Actor for its protagonist, Russell Crowe.

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