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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel: Construction Worker Killed After On-Set Accident

At the time of the accident, the film crew had already wrapped production on the sound stage.

"Blade Runner"

“Blade Runner”

A Hungarian construction worker was killed after an on-set accident occured on the untitled “Blade Runner” sequel in Budapest on August 25, according to local studio Origo.

At the time of the incident, the film crew had already wrapped production on the sound stage and had moved to another location in the village of Etyek.

“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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The Hungarian news website Index quoted a spokesperson for the studio saying that the accident happened when the worker was tearing down sets. The studio declined to comment to THR on the possible causes of the incidents, only adding that an investigation was in progress. Per Deadline, a representative for Alcon Entertainment, which is producing the film, said the local worker, whose name has not been revealed, was not a member of the film crew but was employed by a subcontractor to tear down the set.

The film, which stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto, is being directed by Denis Villeneuve for Warner Bros. The sequel will take place several decades after Ridley’s Scott’s 1982 original film and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 6, 2017.

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