Bad news already from the Star Wars: Episode VII set: Harrison Ford was injured yesterday when he was hit by a falling hydraulic door. He was taken to hospital for further treatment and should be okay, though he will miss an unknown amount of filming due to a fractured ankle.
From The Telegraph:
The actor was at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire when a hydraulic door fell down and hit him as he began work on Star Wars: Episode VII.
Mr Ford, 71, who also played Indiana Jones, was immediately assessed by medics on the M Stage at the studios close to spaceship, the Millennium Falcon, and he was taken by stretcher onto a helicopter for further treatment.
A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.24pm to Pinewood to reports of a 71-year-old male who had sustained an injury to his ankle from a door that had fallen.”
Mr Ford was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford with a suspected fracture in his ankle. It is understood he has no major chest injuries but is awaiting results of further tests.
A spokesman for franchise owner Disney, said: “Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care.
“Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
Glad to hear that his injuries weren’t too serious, but nevertheless, film sets are dangerous, especially when you’re working with so much high-tech equipment that can go wrong so easily.
June 13, 2014 at 4:30 am by Jennifer
It’s a sad state of affairs in Hollywood that the only movies seemingly being made lately are either book adaptations or remakes of classics that really should just be left alone.
The latest franchise apparently getting a reboot – or at the very least, another film – is Indiana Jones. While the producers would love to get Harrison Ford back one last time before he’s too damn old to take on the part, timing is a problem since they don’t yet have a story and Harrison is working on other films.
The answer is, apparently, to bring Bradley Cooper in to play a younger version of the character and breathe fresh life into the Indiana Jones storyline. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but what do you think? Could he pull it off? Is it even worth it or should they just leave it alone?
Disney owns the brand and Frank Darabont has apparently pitched a story, but who knows if this one will ever come to light.
March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Will Ferrell went on Watch What Happens Live and host Andy Cohen asked him, “When was the last time you felt shame?” Mr. Ferrell’s answer involved none other than Mr. Harrison Ford. Here’s how he accidentally dissed the legend. Via E Online:
Last time I really felt shame was when, my first day of filming Anchorman 2. Harrison Ford worked that day and at the end of the day he asked me to go to dinner by just saying, ‘Dinner?’ And I said, ‘No, I have some in my trailer,’ thinking he was just literally asking me if I had some dinner, and I realize, ‘Oh no. He just asked me out to dinner,’ and not only did I say no, in his mind it was like, ‘No way in hell.’
Oh my God, I would die. I would run back to Harrison Ford and throw myself at his feet and explain that it was all a big misunderstanding. Also, I could totally see myself doing what Ferrell did. I do shit like that all the time.
What would YOU have done? Would you have tried to explain, or just let it go?
December 19, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Sylvester Stallone’s twitter crusade against Bruce Willis is making a whole lot more sense now that we have all the details. Stallone tweeted that Willis was, “GREEDY AND LAZY” and that he was “out” and Harrison Ford was “in” (and this was followed with many exclamation points.) He was referring to The Expendables 3, and now we know why Willis was out.
According to The Hollywood Report, Bruce Willis wanted…get ready for this…$1 million PER DAY. They said no.
And you know what’s almost crazier? They were willing to pay him $3 million for four days!
Willis was offered $3 million for four days of consecutive work on location in Bulgaria for the film. “He said he’d drop out unless he got $4 million,” this source close to the production says. “A million dollars a day. Stallone and everybody else involved said no.”
Stallone then quickly reached out to Ford, who was game to join the Expendables cast.
The insider adds, “I think [Willis] was pretty surprised he was replaced in 72 hours by Harrison Ford – a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film.”
I was going to make a joke about how Bruce Willis wound up being expendable, but then saw the top rated comment on that post was basically the same joke. I’m guessing EVERYONE is making that joke right now.
Bruce Willis should be f-cking ashamed, and so should the producers and studio for offering him as much as they did.
August 9, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I love it when celebrities get passive aggressive and take their issues with another celebrity to twitter. And that’s exactly what’s happening here, except it’s with celebs I didn’t even think knew how to use twitter. You guys ready for this? Sylvester Stallone is angry with Bruce Willis, and he took it to twitter. He tweeted,
WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!
He then added,
GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE
Amazing! I gotta say I am so over Bruce Willis, especially after this (and that’s not the even the first time as of late he was rude to an interviewer for no reason). And I’ve always LOVED Harrison Ford — didn’t think he was ever “out” — so my sheer joy is with Stallone in this fight. Although I guess it’s not really a fight considering that Bruce Willis isn’t fighting back…I don’t think he actually has a twitter.
Let there be no doubt, Stallone’s rep confirmed that this indeed was Sylvester Stallone tweeting insults directed at Bruce Willis. (USA Today)
Who do you prefer: Stallone or Willis?
August 7, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Harrison Ford signed on to be in Anchorman 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is going to play a “legendary newscaster a la Tom Browkaw.” Neat. The film begins shooting this month in Atlanta. The original cast of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner will return. Kristen Wiig has also been thrown into the mix. If I had to speculate I’d say we’ll also see a cameo from Vince Vaughn again and maybe someone like Jonah Hill. One thing’s for sure, this is gonna be one hell of a Judd Apatow and friends circlejerk.
Mr. Ford is hopefully going to appear in another sequel, this one of the Star Wars variety. In the meantime he has three films coming out: 42, Paranoia, and Ender’s Game.
Are you excited for Anchorman 2?