John Woo Loses a Stuntman

June 10, 2008


John Woo (Mission Impossible II, Replacement Killers, Face/Off) is filming his new movie Red Cliff in China.  It’s high-octane like his other films, but his daring stunts finally were pushed to far, and in an accidental fire, a stuntman died on set Monday afternoon.

The fire occurred when special effects were supposed to set off smoke from two separate war ships malfunctioned and shot a column of flame 30 meters into the air. Above is pictured one of said ships. 7 other staff on the film were injured.  The will be released July 10th.