A number of actors were injured with bruises, broken bones, and lacerations on the set of a Milla Jovovich "Resident Evil" movie being shot in Toronto at Cinespace Film Studios.
As many as 15 actors, dressed as zombies and made up with fake blood, fell from a platform and were hurt. CTV reported that Toronto's Emergency Medical Services said nearly a dozen people were taken to hospital, two of whom were on backboards. CTV Toronto's Zuraidah Alman reported that 10 actors and six crew members were among the injured, one of whom was a background actor who suffered a cracked rib, one a stress fracture and one a possible back injury when the 1.2-metre platform separated from the set.
"The thoughts of everyone involved in the production are with those who have been injured," the company said in a statement to CTV. "We hope that all have a quick and complete recovery."
According to the Toronto Star, a team of Ministry of Labour officials arrived at the scene Tuesday morning to begin an investigation into the accident. Apparently it was only the second day of shooting, Eric Jensen, manager at the Toronto Film and Television Office, said to the Star.
The movie being filmed was "Resident Evil: Retribution," which is the fifth movie in the highly-popular and successful film franchise. In addition to Jovovich it will also star Michelle Rodriguez and Ali Larter. It is scheduled to come out in September of next year.