Stuntman Injured in 'Expendables 2' Accident in Stable Condition
Nuo Sun, one of the stuntmen who was seriously injured during the filming of Expendables 2 in Lake Ognyanova, Bulgaria, on Oct. 27, is now in stable condition and has been taken to Munich, Germany, for further treatment, Nu Image/Millenium Films, the company behind the production, said Monday.
Kun Lieu, a second stuntman, was killed as a result of the accident that occurred during the filming of a second unit stunt sequence.
“Our deepest condolences go to the family of Kun Lieu. His passing is tragic,” the company said in a statement. “Our sympathies also go to Nuo Sun who was seriously injured as a result of the same explosion. We have been informed his condiditon has stabilized. He hasbeen transported to Munich, Germany, where he is receiving top medical carefrom the best specialists.”
Nu Image said that reports in Bulgarian-language newspapers that stunt doubles for the movie’s stars Sylvester Stallone and Jet Li were involved in the accident were wrong.
“At the time of the accident, neither Li’s or Stallone’s stuntmen were on or near the second unit set, nor were any of the film’s main actors, director Simon West or any of the main unit crew,” it said. “Only second unit filming has been temporarily suspended and will resume shortly. The filmmakers continue to work with authorities investigating this accident. Main unit production has not been interrupted and continues as scheduled.”