Filming of 'Fast and Furious 8' in Iceland Claimed a Life

A horse named Jupiter and another one were sent into frenzy after a strong wind blew the film's plastic prop.

AceShowbiz - The filming of "Fast and Furious 8" in North Iceland claimed a life. A horse named Jupiter was put to death after a plastic iceberg that became the film's prop hit it during a storm.

A local police informed TMZ that the animal was grazing inside a fenced paddock when a strong wind suddenly came and blew a set piece for the movie. The prop hit the horse and broke its leg. Another horse was also injured in the incident but is expected to make a recovery. Neither horse was involved in the production.

A different version of the incident was reported by Icelandice site Two horses in Myvatnssveit "were so startled [by the flying prop] that they stampeded and galloped into the Burfellshraun lava field." One of them broke its leg and had to be euthanized on the spot. Other objects from the film set also flew with the wind all over the Myvatn area. It caused a hazard at a local dog-sledding competition where participants narrowly escaped injury.

The production team had to call the horse owner Diljq Hedinsdottir and tell her that their insurance would cover the cost of the horse and the fence repair. Filming is scheduled to take place in Myvatn for eight weeks. It will also be filmed in Cuba and Russia in addition to New York and Atlanta.

The sequel to "Furious 7" is slated to hit U.S. theaters April 14, 2017.

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