It’s a hard life, being a movie extra. The hours are long, the pay’s crap, and you’d be lucky if you’re on screen for more than 5 seconds. Now, you can add injury to insult.
The City News Toronto today reported that a group of 11 actors dressed as zombies were hurt during the filming of “Resident Evil: Retribution” on a film set in the Canadian city. No, they weren’t hurt because they were watching one of director Paul W.S. Anderson’s godawful movies. According to the production house Davis Films, the accident happened when a platform separated from the building set, creating a gap that the extras fell through.
In a written statement, the company said: ”It is with regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. The thoughts of everyone involved in the production are with those who have been injured and we hope that all have a quick and complete recovery. The filmmakers are continuing to work closely with the authorities in responding to this accident.”
Now, while these actors WERE playing zombies and are thus expected to be tougher than the usual puny human, falling two storeys is undoubtedly horrifying. The extras were rushed to the hospital, and fortunately their injuries were reported to be relatively minor. Some of them even went back to work the same day. See, told you zombies are hardy.
“Resident Evil: Retribution”, the fifth movie in the inexplicably successful franchise based on the Capcom videogame, is once again directed by Anderson. The returning cast includes Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez and Boris Kodjoe. Filming will continue until 23rd December. The movie is slated to premiere 14th September 2012 in the US.