Resident Evil 5 accident sends zombie extras to confused hospital

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Dec 15, 2012

Are all zombie movies cursed? Yesterday the set of Brad Pitt's World War Z was invaded by Hungarian police, and now a freak accident has occurred on a soundstage of Resident Evil: Retribution.

Early Tuesday morning, the cast and crew of Resident Evil: Retribution assembled at Toronto's Cinemaspace Film Studios. What was supposed to be a typical day at work turned into a near-death experience. According to Wendy Drummond, a spokesperson for Toronto Police Services, a wheeled platform collapsed during a shoot after a group of actors began moving across the stage.

The sudden shift in weight caused the platform to break down, which created a domino effect of injuries. A total of 16 people were hurt, including a dozen zombie-dressed extras. When medics and firemen arrived on the scene, they had a slight problem on their hands. Because of the zombie makeup, it was hard to tell which wounds were real and which were fake.

Despite all the hoopla, only 10 people were sent to the hospital, which we're sure confused the local staff. Luckily, none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, and everything is back to business as usual.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)