Resident Evil Stunt Double Sues Producers Over Serious Injuries
There have been several big budget film adaptations of classic video games in recent years like Detective Pikachu and Rampage, with many more well on the way. However, for many years video game film adaptations were few and far between, with the exception of the consistency of the Resident Evil franchise. The films starring Milla Jovovich as Alice Marcus released its sixth and final film back in 2016, with a reboot reported to be in the works. However, it seems that this franchise, while successful, was not without its mistakes. It seems that a former Resident Evil stunt double is suing the producers of the films over some very serious injuries.
As shared on The Hollywood Reporter, the former Resident Evil stunt double for Milla Jovovich, Olivia Jackson, has filed a lawsuit against Bolt Pictures, Tannhauser Gate, Jeremy Bolt and director Paul Anderson. This is related to an incident in September 2015 in which Jackson was suddenly asked to perform a last minute stunt on a motorcycle in difficult weather conditions. Jackson was to drive the motorcycle towards the camera, which would have been lifted by a crane. However, the crane operator failed to lift the camera in time, causing a collision with Jackson.
This collision caused “slicing through the bone of her forearm and tearing the flesh off her cheek, leaving her teeth exposed,” and resulted in other serious injuries and forcing Jackson’s left arm to be amputated. Jackson also claims that she was misled about insurance coverage that would be provided by the studio, which ended up providing no liability coverage. Given these medical expenses and the injuries causing Jackson to lose the ability to work in her given profession, she is expected to be rewarded with significant damages. Hopefully she is able to find some justice in this situation, and for this to be a lesson that studios should heed about crew safety in the future.
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