7. Waterworld Almost Became a Deathtrap
When Waterworld was released in 1995 on a budget of 175 million USD, making it the most expensive film ever made at the time. It received a lot of praise for the futuristic setting and premise (shot in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of Hawaii. Due to the unpredictability of the weather and the ruthless waves, the lives of several members of the cast, crew, and even main lead star were in danger.
The film's lead star, Kevin Costner, was lucky enough to escape after getting caught in a storm for about 30 minutes. He was tied to the mast of a boat and he made a very lucky escape. Even Costner's stunt double, Laird Hamilton, got lost at sea while "commuting" to the set on a jet ski and he had to be saved on time. Overall, the entire production seemed like a wreck because almost everything was falling apart. Luckily, everyone was able to come out of it unharmed.
8. Sylvester Stallone Getting Injured While Filming The Expendables 3
The cast of The Expendables 3 comprises some of the biggest stars of Hollywood, but there is no arguing that all of them are well past their prime. So, it isn't surprising that there was a list of injuries to actors when the shooting concluded. One of the worst injuries occurred when Sylvester Stallone fell and it resulted in him getting a metal plate inserted into his back.
Another accident happened that could've seriously injured Jason Statham. He was driving the truck when it accidentally launched off of a dock into the Black Sea. Although the actor appeared calm and composed, he later admitted that he feared for his life.
9. Head Injury While Filming Salt
Salt was a 2010 drama/action movie that did well at the box office and received a lukewarm response from critics as well. In the movie, Angelina Jolie plays the role of a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian spy. As it was an action-packed thriller, it was obvious that there was going to be a lot of stunts and some injuries on the set as well.
One of the most notable injuries occurred when Angelia Jolie took a hard hit to her head. As there was a concussion, she was asked to stop working for several weeks. This resulted in costing thousands of dollars to the production company.
10. The Conqueror Movie Resulted In Death of Over 90 People
John Wayne was cast as Genghis Khan in the 1956 box office flop movie The Conqueror. It was a financial failure, but the highlight was that the director Howard Hughes almost killed the entire cast that worked on the film. It is because the film was shot in the Utah desert. It was not the heat that nearly killed the entire cast, it was something more sinister.
You see they shot the film in Utah desert downwind from the location where the US government had previously detonated 100 nuclear bombs from 1951 to 1962. As the filming began in 1953, eleven nuclear bombs had already been detonated by then. There wasn't much awareness of the nuclear fallout at that time and the Atomic Energy Commission declared the area as safe. However, in the following decades, over 90 members of the cast and crew died from cancer that many experts believe caused by their continuous radiation exposure during the time they spent on the set.
11. Ghostland Injury Lawsuit
Given the fact that there dying and chasing around in horror movies, they usually require a lot of stunts and special effects. Ghostland was no different as well. In the movie, actress Taylor Hickson's character was supposed to be thrown through a glass door, with of course nothing happening to her in reality.
However, the unexpected happened as the stunt resulted in the actress getting severe cuts on her face. It left her with a permanent scar on her cheek. It all happened because a wrong kind of glass was used in the stunt. She ended up suing the film company for their mistake in overlooking safety measures.
12. When Things Got Too Real While Filming Quantum of Solace
As Daniel Craig was filming a fight scene for his second James Bond film, he took a big hit on his face. A stuntman went for a free-kick that wasn't supposed to hit the actor's face, but it actually landed there and caused a lot of damage to his face.
The actor received eight stitches and the filming was put on hold for some time. Moreover, he also received a black eye. As a result of it, the production had to spend more money to digitally remove the damage around Craig's eye.