Makers of The Force Awakens have been in court
The producers of Star Wars have been forced to pay $2million after Harrison Ford’s leg was ‘crushed’ on the set of The Force Awakens.
It’s reported that while Ford was filming his part as Hans Solo at in the UK, a hydraulic door on the iconic Millennium Falcon fell “millimetres from his face” and crushed his leg like a “blunt-edged guillotine”, reports the Daily Mail.
“In the original film, if there had been a door, it would have been closed with a pulley and a stage hand just closing it,” the 74-year-old Ford told Jimmy Fallon of his experience at Pinewood Studios, shooting for Disney. “But now we had lots of money and technology and so they built a fucking great hydraulic door which closed at light speed.”
Prosecutors compared the accident to a ‘car collision’ and said it could have killed Ford when Ford broke his tibia and fibula – delaying filming by two weeks
“The greatest failing of all on behalf of the company is a lack of communication, a lack because, if you have a risk assessment and you do not communicate it, what is the point of having one?” said Judge Francis Sheridan. “That is the most serious breach here.”
The Disney subsidiary Foodles Productions pleaded guilty to two criminal charges of failing to protect workers, and was this week fined £1.6million.
Meanwhile, last night the theatrical poster for Star Wars:Rogue One was unveiled.