“Blade Runner 2,” “Knightfall” Suffer Set Accidents

It has been a bad few days for film production in Europe.

In Budapest, a 28-year-old Hungarian construction worker died whilst dismantling part of the set on which filming had already wrapped for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel.

Origo Studios said in a statement to THR: “The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed…the cause of the accident is not yet known.”

Production on the film had already moved and was in progress on location in the village of Etyek where Korda Studios facilities are located.

Not that far away in Prague, a fire broke out on the Prague set of History Channel’s big-budget “Knightfall” TV series which is being executive produced by “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner.

The series centers around the mysterious Knights Templar and the fire reportedly erupted on one of the exterior sets for the series built next to Barrandov Studios in the Czech Republic. A full medieval castle was ablaze and the smoke cloud could be seen for miles.

Variety says that though the fire caused significant damage, it only impacted exterior sets and firefighters, ambulances and a helicopter were soon onsite to help control the inferno. No injuries have been reported so far and, despite the problems, production is expected to resume on Monday.