The makers of The Expendables 2 have been sued by the parents of a stuntman who died while working on the set of the film in Bulgaria.
The 26-year-old stuntman, Kun Liu, was killed by a nearby explosion while performing a stunt in a rubber boat. Now his parents, Zong Yu Liu and Tan Mei Bai, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit this past Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The incident took place on the set of The Expendables 2 on the Ognyanovo Reservoir/Dam in Elin Pelin, Bulgaria on October 27, 2011.
According to the lawsuit, Liu’s parents are blaming Millenium/Nu Image and the film’s stunt coordinator for his death saying they “recklessly organized, planned, set up, produced, directed, trained, coordinated and otherwise prepared for and implemented the stunt which involved the use of explosives and other similar ultra-hazardous activities in the rubber boat so as to cause an explosion, thereby injuring [Liu] and causing his death.”
Now they are seeking unspecified damages of over $25,000 for the alleged unsafe conditions that lead to his death.
None of the actors, which include Sylvester Stalone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Terry Cruise, Jet Li, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, were named in the lawsuit.
Expendables 2 is set to be released by Lionsgate in the U.S. on August 17th of this year.