Building worker dies on set of Blade Runner sequel


A building worker has died on the set of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.

Origo Studios confirmed the Hungarian national was killed during the dismantling of a set on a sound stage in Budapest on Thursday.

"The worker was underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed," the company said in a statement.

Harrison Ford starred in director Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic Blade Runner (Warner Bros/AP)

"The cause of the accident is not yet known."

The new Blade Runner film was not shooting at Origo Studios at the time of the incident, the firm added.

A spokeswoman for the film studio said she was unable to confirm any other details about the dead man.

Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII

Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel. a follow-up to Sir Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic. The as-yet untitled film will also star Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Jared Leto.

The movie is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously worked on Sicario and Prisoners, and is set several decades after the original.

Scott is an executive producer on the new Blade Runner film, which is set for release in October 2017.