'Blade Runner' Sequel Suffers Set Accident, Construction Worker Dies

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A 28-year-old Hungarian construction worker was killed on the set of the untitled Blade Runner sequel in Budapest on Aug. 25, local studio Origo said.

“The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed,” read a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter by Origo Studios. “The cause of the accident is not yet known.”

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Hungarian news website Index quoted a spokesperson for the studio as saying that the incident occurred when the construction worker, whose name has not been revealed, was dismantling one of the sets, production on which had already wrapped.

The Origo spokesperson declined to comment to THR on possible causes of the incident, saying only that an investigation was in progress.

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At the time of the incident, production of the untitled Blade Runner sequel was in progress on another location in the village of Etyek, where Korda Studios facilities are located, Index reported.

The sequel is directed by Denis Villeneuve for Warner Bros., starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, and Robin Wright.

The release is scheduled for October 2017.

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