A stuntman was stabbed with a bayonet on the set of World War II epic, Fury, which stars Brad Pitt and Shia LeBeouf.
While rehearsing for a one-on-one battle scene, the 35-year-old British victim suffered a non-life threatening injury after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a 9-inch bayonet, the Daily Mail reported.
A helicopter landed in a field near where they were filming in Watlington, Oxfordshire, and a spokesman for the Oxfordshire Air Ambulance said the actor was airlifted to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford to be treated for his wounds.
Pitt and LeBeouf, though present during the incident, did not witness the stabbing.
According to a spokesman from Sony Pictures, “The incident involved two professional stuntmen filming a rehearsed action sequence. Unfortunately, there was an accident.”
“None of the principal actors of the director were involved – they were on a separate part of the location. The man was injured but left the set laughing and talking,” he added.
In preparation for Fury, the countryside of Watlington has been transformed from a sleepy rural town into a World War II warzone, complete with realistic gunfire, tents and even tanks.
According to IMDB, the film chronicles the adventures of a crew of Americans in Nazi Germany during World War II as they embark on a brave mission.
[ Daily Mail ]