“Six Production Members Receive Medical Treatment Following Accident in Morocco”
On Friday, a spokesperson from Paramount confirmed that an accident occurred on June 7 during the production of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel, resulting in injuries to several crewmembers. The studio reassured that the injuries were not life-threatening, but specific details about the accident, which was related to a stunt, were not disclosed.
According to a representative from Paramount, the safety and medical services teams present at the location promptly responded to the accident, ensuring that those affected received immediate and essential medical attention. The spokesperson confirmed that all injured individuals are currently in stable condition and are receiving ongoing treatment. Paramount emphasized their utmost concern for the well-being of the cast and crew, affirming the implementation of strict health and safety protocols across all their productions.
Variety initially broke the news regarding the accident, which occurred during filming in Morocco. Six individuals received medical treatment, with four of them still hospitalized.
The statement further added, “We will maintain vigilant oversight of the situation and implement all required measures as we proceed with the production.”
The sequel to Gladiator follows in the footsteps of Ridley Scott’s 2000 epic, which earned Russell Crowe an Academy Award for Best Actor for his remarkable performance as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a general who endures enslavement and rises as a gladiator.
Paul Mescal has been cast in the upcoming Gladiator sequel and is set to portray Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen’s character, Lucilla. Alongside Nielsen, the film will also feature new additions to the cast such as Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, and Joseph Quinn.
Paramount has announced the release date for the project, scheduling it for November 22, 2024.