Sylvester Stallone Laments Expendables 2 Death
Sylvester Stallone spoke out about the death of a stuntman while filming his latest action sequel The Expendables 2, which opens this weekend in the U.S., saying the incident was "very hard." Kum Liu died last October while the pic was in production in Bulgaria, while another stuntman Nuo Sun was seriously injured.
"The stunt team took it very, very hard and shut down for quite a while," the 66-year-old told reporters while promoting the movie in London, the BBC said. "It's happened twice before on films I've been on and it's never easy." The accident took place during the filming of an explosion on an inflatable boat on Lake Ognyanova in Bulgaria.
Stallone's promotion of Expendables 2 comes on the heels of the tragic death of his son Sage in July at 36.
Kun Liu's parents are currently seeking to reap an unspecified amount from the feature's production companies Millennium Films and Nu Image as well as stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski.
Also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth and Dolph Lundgren, Expendables 2, the pic centers on a revenge mission when one of the Expendables is murdered in what should have been an easy job. They head into enemy territory against a back drop of an unexpected threat. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays the villain.
Now back to full-time film star, Arnold Schwarzenegger said the previous installment of Expendables, in which he made a short appearance while still serving as governor of California when it came out in 2010, was "impossible to top" but the latest is in fact, "bigger and better."