Nicolas Cage‘s movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is attracting some bad luck. Last week, two people were injured during a car chase scene on the set. Thursday morning, another car accident injured nine people. At about 3:45 am, a car jumped the curb on the Times Square set of the movie, injuring pedestrians. According to a New York Police Department spokesperson, an SUV driver swerved to miss a taxi and slammed into a parked car. That car was in turn slammed into a group of production assistants who were gathered in front of the Winter Garden Theater. Witnesses say the taxi driver sped off without stopping. “A taxi cab cut in front of me,” SUV driver Laura Conti told the New York Daily News while cradling an injured hand. “I tried to avoid an accident and that caused an accident… We ended up hurting other people because of [him] and he kept going. He’s probably home now sleeping.” The injured victims, many of whom were drinking hot coffee when the accident occurred, were all taken to nearby hospitals. Police are investigating but have so far ruled it as an accident. Film publicist Michael Singer laughs off the idea that the film is cursed. “It’s a complete coincidence as far as we’re concerned. The incidents were entirely unrelated.” Nicolas Cage was not on set for either accident… maybe he knows something they don’t? ~Meryl H.
As seen in issue #397 of Movie Mail Newsletter