Even before hitting theaters nationwide, "The Expendables 2" has already been slapped with a lawsuit. Following the on-set incident that killed a stuntman named Kun Liu during the filming of an explosion scene in Bulgaria last October, the victim's family is now suing the producers of the upcoming star-studded actioner.
According to TMZ, Kun Liu's family accuses the producers of failing to take proper safety precaution during the "stunt-gone-wrong" accident back in 2011. His parents, Zong Yu Liu and Yan Mei Bai, are demanding unspecified damages of more than $25,000 against Millenium Films and stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski.
Liu's family asks for compensation for funeral expenses and for the loss of Liu's "society, love, comfort, attention, services and support." The family also blames the filmmakers and Stahelski for negligently and carelessly failing "to provide adequate protection from hard to the participants of the stunts."
According to the lawsuit, Beijing native Liu was filming an action scene on a rubber boat near the Ognyanovo Reservoir on October 27, 2011. The scene required the use of high-powered explosives and some other "ultra-hazardous activities." Unfortunately, something went terribly wrong and caused the death of Liu. He died after suffering wounds from a nearby explosion.
Millennium's spokesperson, Elizabeth Wolfe, has yet to make any statement regarding the issue.
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth and Jason Statham, "The Expendables 2" will be released in the U.S. on August 17.