Nicolas Cage is currently shooting The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in New York, and things went terribly wrong during a chase scene last night. The production was shooting a car chase scene in Times Square Sunday night, and the street was totally blocked off from traffic. But that didn’t stop the many pedestrians watching the filming, and some probably wish they weren’t that close.
The stunt driver for the scene was driving a Mercedes around 1 a.m, when he lost control, and drove right into a Sbarro pizza place, injuring two bystanders.
A British man who witnessed it told the New York Post, "The Ferrarri took a sharp right to the left and lost it, swerving across the lanes, taking out a lamppost and a newsstand. One lady was knocked to the ground and a lamppost landed directly on top of a chap."
One of the victims was an onlooker, and it’s unsure whether the other person was involved in the production. Both were immediately taken to the hospital and reportedly treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
This isn’t the first time there have been injuries on the set of an action flick during the car chase scene. Maybe the execs are taking the production too far to make it look real. Or better yet, they need to make sure innocent bystanders are nowhere near speeding cars!