A couple of days after the filming of a car chase sequence went horribly wrong, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is hit with another mishap. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, May 6, nine crew members of the drama fantasy movie suffered minor injuries as a result of a car accident near the film's Times Square set.
This most recent incident took place at about 3:28 A.M. when a New Jersey woman, Laura Conti, crashed her SUV near the set. According to police, Conti was driving her SUV south on Seventh Avenue when swerved to avoid a taxi that had cut into her lane. Instead of hitting the taxi, her car collided with two parked cars before jumping the curb at West 51st Street, where crew members were sitting.
"Sorcerer's Apprentice" filming crew had finished shooting for the night, but were still at the scene when the incident occurred. They suffered bumps, bruises and minor cuts. They were treated at hospitals before being released and are expected to make a full recovery. Police are investigating the incident.
On Monday, May 4, "Sorcerer's Apprentice" has been hit with a car crash accident after a car used in a shooting of a stunt scene lost control and careened into a pizza parlor. The incident caused a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both of whom were bystanders, to suffer minor injuries.
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is based on the popular "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in Disney's animated film "Fantasia". It will center its story on an apprentice, played by Jay Baruchel, who is left to tend to a magic workshop when his sorcerer master, portrayed by Nicolas Cage, leaves it in his hands. Trying to make his job easier he gets a broomstick to do the chores for him, but he finds himself in trouble when the broom develops a mind of its own. This Jon Turteltaub-directed film is set for U.S. release on July 16, 2010.