“Expendables 2” stuntman dies in explosion

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It has been an extremely unfortunate week for Sylvester Stallone’s “Expendables” franchise. Earlier, the property was sued for copyright infringement after a screenwriter claimed Stallone and his team lifted key concepts for their premise. Today, we’re learning of something much worse.

A stuntman has been killed in a sequence for “The Expendables 2,” while another has been badly injured, according to Deadline.

The stunt, on the movie’s Bulgaria set, involved an explosion that took one man’s life and sent the other to a local hospital. According to the site, Stallone and his director, Simon West, were in a separate location miles away filming a different scene. Area officials were launching an investigation into the explosion.

“It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident,” Nu Image/Millennium Films said in a statement. “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.”

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