Jason Statham Almost Died While Filming 'Expendables 3' in Bulgaria

September 17, 2013
Source: NBC

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Production on The Expendables 3 began last month in Bulgaria with director Patrick Hughes at the helm. We've seen a photo from the set with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford and the paparazzi has landed some shots of the rest of the cast, but we won't post them here. What we will post, however, is a story from cast member Terry Crews who talks about a supposed near-death experience. However, as he tells the story, it's clear that it's really Jason Statham who actually almost died while filming the sequel. Basically some faulty brakes on a truck resulted in Statham driving straight into the Black Sea. Watch now!

Here's the interview from "The Tonight Show" with Terry Crews telling the story via Movies.com:

The Expendables 3 is directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) and written by Sylvester Stallone and Olympus Has Fallen scribes Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt. Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill…or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables, but Barney has other plans with a new era of Expendables team members, younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The film arrives on August 15th, 2014.

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments


And yet these movies and actors get no respect.

CainCrow on Sep 17, 2013


I think people with more dangerous jobs get paid dramatically less, yeah. They deserve a lot of respect, lose a little when they throw fits about not getting paid enough, see: Avengers 2

OfficialJab on Sep 17, 2013


Or Bruce with EX 3? Yes, I agree.

CainCrow on Sep 17, 2013


I agree to a point, but when you put all of this machismo and star power in one movie, they have to take a pay cut. I think it's more about legacy than money sometimes. For instance, the Bruce deal. He had to take a pay cut....they all did. If they agreed to Bruce's wage, everyone else would have to get what they wanted and that would be a fiasco. To be in the same movie with just Statham would be awesome and a dream come true for most of us. However...Lundgren, Stallone, Arnold, Norris, Crews...etc., a legacy. Yippy Kay Yay Bruce, you won't be missed. I hope they bring in Demi and let Stallone have an XX rated way with her, just to prove you messed up.

Wallace Morrison on Sep 27, 2013


Very true

Wallace Morrison on Sep 27, 2013


That dude is amazing. ..

DAVIDPD on Sep 17, 2013


jason is a legend!

A5J4DX on Sep 17, 2013


Terry Crews is the man, but we all know that Statham is a bad-ass 🙂

Michael Kingscott on Sep 18, 2013


Terry Crews just looks tough, I saw him in a survival show where he couldn't kick in a door, couldn't swing an ax, and almost drowned during an exercise.

Aikidojra on Nov 10, 2013


To insinuate that Jason Statham could not survive a truck (from whatever height,) crashing into water seems ludicrous.

avconsumer2 on Sep 18, 2013



derpa on Sep 18, 2013


Smack talk from Crews. Crank was a documentary.

cobrazombie on Sep 19, 2013


Statham die? That's like saying if Chuck Norris stopped doing round house kicks, the world could keep rotating around the sun.

Wallace Morrison on Sep 27, 2013


Jason Statham Rocks,ive watched him before he A listed i think first time i saw him was in a jackie chan flim or was it when he was doing stunts in a movie i cant recall at this time..at any rate the guy is gold very cool have you seen the women he has dated lucky S.O.B would like to know how he does it im glad he came out of the black sea with no problems i cant wait to see what he does next movie wise

CaptainLB on Oct 9, 2013

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