Workers Trapped on Crane for Hours on Spider-Man Film Set in NYC
The curse continues? The news comes as the Broadway show struggles to fix technical difficulties.
The Spider-Man curse continues in New York City.
Three production workers were trapped for three hours on a crane six stories above ground while working on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man, the New York Post reports.
The film grips were attempting to build a camera platform on a building roof in Chinatown around 11:15 a.m. when the crane stopped working, workers told the paper.
Firefighters had to rescue them with a cherrypicker.
The film (which is produced by Sony Pictures and is not connected to the Broadway show) is due to hit theaters in July 2012, starring Andrew Garfield in the title role. It's directed by Marc Webb.
The news comes as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark continues to face technical problems on Broadway. The $70 million production, the most expensive in history, officially re-opens on June 14 after being plagued by actor injuries, including one that involved Christopher Tierney falling more than 30 feet in front of a live audience and breaking several vertebrae. After intense physical therapy, he has since returned to the show.
Earlier, director Julie Taymor was replaced, the script was heavily rewritten and U2's Bono and The Edge added more music. THR REVIEW: Spiderman 'Chaotic, Dull and a Little Silly'
Bono recently said he agreed with the terrible reviews.
"It might have been a little hard for some other people around here to take that, but we don't disagree with the New York Times," he told Nightline's Cynthia McFadden last week. "That's the sort of stuff we were saying backstage."