Review On-Set Accidents/Deaths

Doctor Omega

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(Thankfully non-fatal) movie injuries and accidents seem to be happening on a regular basis of late....

To the point where it seems prudent to give the phenomenon it's own thread. :emoji_confused:

Should such things be happening in this day and age - or will we never be able to totally make a film set safe?

Let's start with Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise Suffers Injury While Performing ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Stunt


Actor, Tom Cruise has suffered an injury while shooting Mission: Impossible 6 in London.

The 55-year-old actor, who has performed his own stunts for years, slammed into a building as part of a stunt on Sunday, but it did not go as planned.

While he had tried to run and jump from a platform onto another structure while wearing a safety wire, TMZ reports with exclusive footage available at their network that he appeared to “leap too soon,” hitting the building.

Cruise is then seen pulling himself up and limping over to the film’s crew members, who are just feet away. One of them notices and helps to maneuver him back to the platform, where he is then guided off set.

While the extent of his injury is unknown, his rep and manager did not provide any comment to press.

Cruise has become renowned in going to great lengths to execute his own stunts, including a plane crash in zeo gravity for the recent reboot of the “The Mummy,” which he says took 64 takes to get right.

Mission: Impossible 6, starring Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Alec Baldwin and Michelle Monaghan, is slated to hit theaters July 27, 2018.
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I thought that really devoted Scientologists could levitate anyway!

What went wrong on this occasion? :emoji_confused:
I expect he forgot to take into account the size of his head.

Its weight would probably make him top-heavy, which could cause him to lose balance if he isn't careful. And of course, with something that large, we mustn't forget the effect of wind resistance...

Doctor Omega

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Sixth “Mission” Production Delay Confirmed


Following rumors yesterday, it is now confirmed that production on the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film is being halted to give Tom Cruise time to recover from an on-set injury.

The actor hurt himself doing stunt work on rooftops for the film last weekend and one source close to production says Cruise may have broken his ankle in two places and hurt his hip.

In a statement, the studio has now said: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27th 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”

Variety adds the stoppage is expected to run between six weeks to three months according to four people with knowledge of the situation. They say production could still wrap in a timely manner if scenes with Cruise are left for the end of the shoot and the focus is put on post-production elements during the hiatus.

The main issue will be scheduling issues for cast members such as Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, and Rebecca Ferguson who are slated to start filming other projects as soon as “Mission: Impossible 6” wraps.

Paramount is also concerned filming of Cruise’s “Top Gun” sequel could be delayed.

Doctor Omega

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I had to replace the video of the stunt, as it was taken down.

I hope Tom or his Scientology friends aren't doing this, protecting his image as a macho Hollywood guy or something. :emoji_confused:

Doctor Omega

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Chris McQuarrie Talks Cruise’s M:I-6 Injury


Christopher McQuarrie, the director of the sixth “Mission: Impossible,” has spoken with Empire today about the film’s production delay and the stunt that led to its star Tom Cruise getting injured.

McQuarrie says Cruise falling short of the building’s roof edge was always what was supposed to happen in the scene and explains in detail how the accident happened and how Cruise powered through finishing the take despite his injury:

“The speculation was that Tom had somehow missed or fell short. The truth is that the stunt was never designed for Tom to jump from rooftop to rooftop which a) would have been pretty boring and b) when you see the actual shot you’ll understand how it was designed.

Also, when you look at what was posted on the internet, you can see Tom do the same stunt multiple times. He was always supposed to slam into the side of the building. That’s what gives the stunt its energy. He was completely safe the entire time he was doing that. He was padded.

What happened is a matter of coordinating what Tom is doing with what the camera is doing, which means you have to do it a number of times. And on the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle. He knew the instant that he hit the building that his ankle was broken. You can see it on his face.

We had four cameras rolling on it, and you can see it on the video that’s on the internet. He knew in that instant, ‘well, we’re not coming back here. We’re not doing this again today’. So he got up and powered through the shot, and then he got off-camera and as soon as he knew he was off-camera he went down. He knew that was the only way to preserve the shot. I don’t know that I would have the wherewithal to do that.

When we all watched it, none of us immediately realised what was happening on the monitor. Tom got up and hobbled off-camera and we looked at it and went, wow, he really sold that one. It looks like that hurt. It turns out him breaking an ankle is almost indistinguishable from him pretending to break an ankle.

My immediate concern was, how is Tom? What is the extent of his injury? Today, we got the full prognosis and found out that it was actually fine, could have been much worse. And everything was ok. I’m not at all concerned about what this is going to do to our release date. The good news is, Tom is going to make a full recovery.”

McQuarrie says despite Cruise being out of action for a bit, he’s not worried about production and there are still plenty of things they can still get done:

“You never stop working. I’m on the backlot at Leavesden right now, getting ready to shoot an insert out in the field. You simply rearrange the order in which you were going to do certain things on the movie. This in fact gives us an opportunity to go into editorial and look at what we’ve shot and reassess the movie, which is a luxury you don’t normally have because you’re on a train that just doesn’t stop.

We’ll assess what there is to be shot. And what we can shoot, and then what we’ll do is once we’ve shot through that we’ll go on a hiatus and then I’ll shift my attention over to editorial. We’ve already shot a huge chunk of the movie so you’re just taking a big chunk of post-production and moving it up sooner.

Then we go back to shooting when the hiatus is over, which is to the full benefit of the movie. It’s similar to situations I’ve had on other movies where, for whatever reason, you go on hiatus and you’re able to look at the movie in a way you normally couldn’t and reevaluate… we always used to say ‘disaster is an opportunity to excel’.”

McQuarrie also says he now plans to “move heaven and earth” to make sure that the shot Cruise injured himself on is in the movie after all that effort they put in to get it.

“Mission: Impossible 6” is still slated to arrive on July 27th 2018.

Doctor Omega

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Tom Holland Breaks His Nose…Again


Spider-Man is going to have a badly deviated septum by this point.

Actor Tom Holland, the current incarnation of the webslinger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has reportedly broken his nose on the set of his new film “Chaos Walking”.

This marks the second time he’s done that injury during a film’s production, the first being while filming “The Lost City of Z” which opened earlier this year. He injured himself in Colombia when dared to do a backflip during his last day of filming.

The new injury hasn’t stopped him too badly as the actor has been tweeting and posting on social media as per normal. There’s been no report of any change or delays to the film’s production schedule.

Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nick Jonas co-star in ‘Chaos’ which is set in a dystopian world where women are supposedly all dead and the remaining living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.

“Chaos Walking” is scheduled for release on March 1st 2019.

Doctor Omega

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This happened a few month's ago......

Animal wrangler injured on the set of Aquaman after heroically saving donkey from runaway golf cart
  • An animal wrangler working on the set of Aquaman involved in a freak accident
  • Katie Brock suffered multiple fractures after a wayward golf buggy struck her
  • She was rushed to hospital from Gold Coast's Warner Roadshow Studios
  • The 54-year-old had acted selflessly pushing a donkey out of the cart's path


An animal wrangler working on the Queensland movie set of blockbuster film Aquaman has been seriously injured in a freak accident after being struck by an out of control golf buggy while saving a donkey.

Katie Brock suffered multiple fractures from the impact of the cart as it hurtled down a hill at the Gold Coast's Warner Roadshow Studios, The Courier Mail reported.

She was taken to hospital immediately as onlookers hailed the 54-year-old's actions as 'heroic' as she selflessly pushed the donkey out of the path of the unmanned cart.

Ms Brock suffered broken ribs and a chipped vertebrae in the collision as another Aquaman female crew member also suffered minor injuries.

Worksafe Queensland have begun an investigation into the accident.

It is believed the incident occurred on Wednesday morning on the set of Aquaman, a new blockbuster which stars Nicole Kidman as well as Amber Heard and Jason Momoa.

A spokesman for the Warner Bros studio confirmed the incident yet failed to elaborate further.

Ms Brock, originally from California, has worked on a range of movies training animals, including Peter Pan and Scooby Doo.

The accident comes after a number of troubles for the production team including Tweed Shire’s Greens Mayor Katie Milne attempting to halt their filming at environmentally sensitive Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast.

Filming in Queensland is expected to continue up until August as Kidman is due to join the set this month.

Doctor Omega

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Warners Responds To “Riverdale” Car Crash


Yesterday news came to light that “Riverdale” leading man K.J. Apa was involved in a car accident – the 20-year-old actor falling asleep at the wheel after working a sixteen-hour day filming the show’s second season in Vancouver.

The actor escaped with only minor injuries, but the car was totalled and the accident has understandably raised concerns about on-set safety – especially as co-star Cole Sprouse had apparently planned to be in the car as well that night but changed plans at the last minute.

The show reportedly routinely requires shoots that last until the early morning hours, and the cast and crew are not provided transportation to and from the set.

In the wake of the crash, members of the close-knit cast have protested to producers against Warner Bros.’ policy, while the SAG-AFTRA union has also launched an investigation into the incident saying in a statement:

“This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set. We are sending a team to Vancouver to review the circumstances surrounding safety issues affecting performers on this production. We have no further comment at this time.”

Despite this though, Warners has now issued a statement refuting allegations of safety issues caused by the studio’s transport policy:

“First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day.

On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him.

The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.

The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio. Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of twelve hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members.

In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.

The accident comes in the wake of tragic incidents on the sets of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Deadpool 2” where stunt workers lost their lives due to on-set accidents.

Doctor Omega

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Recently Tom Cruise, in trying to do one of his stunts, crashed into a wall and broke some bones. This is an explanation of what Scientology thinks of illness, accidents and what PTS means.


The Seeker

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“First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day.

On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him.
I don't believe them. And no one should work 14 hours straight.


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What about olivia jackson?she lost her left arm during the filming of the final chapter...but of course,tom cruise is a star...

Doctor Omega

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Cruise Shows Video Of M:I-6 Stunt Gone Wrong


Five months on from his injury, Tom Cruise tells TV host Graham Norton that his ankle has yet to fully heal: “It’s still broken, but I’m doing well. It’s not fully healed, but we’re shooting.”

Cruise and his “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” co-stars Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson all appeared on the show a few hours ago to talk up the film which has been shooting on-and-off since early 2017.

The hope was we’d get the first glimpse of footage, but that is being held until the Super Bowl next weekend. Instead, the show offered a look at something different – HD footage from multiple angles of the injury that Cruise sustained.

The stunt had Cruise break his foot while jumping into a building wall. The thought at the time was that he missed the roof and hitting the wall was an accident, but Cruise says it was part of the stunt. The video then shows what happened.

Surprisingly it has been revealed that the film is still about six weeks away from wrapping, despite still being locked in for a July 28th release.