A high-profile Taiwanese actor was badly injured throughout a Netflix shoot just lately when a digital camera drone collided along with his face.
Kai Ko suffered what his supervisor described as “severe disfigurement,” along with his accidents requiring as many as 30 stitches near his cheekbone, Selection reported.
The accident occurred on December 27, however has solely just lately been reported. It passed off in the course of the making of a Mandarin-language fantasy collection known as Agent From Above, produced by Singapore’s mm2 Asia and Taiwan’s Good Movies Manufacturing.
The present’s producers instructed Selection that the crew has restarted work, however Ko has not but returned to the set as he’s being given extra time to relaxation and recuperate.
In an announcement, the producers had been eager to level out that the crew was utilizing the camera-equipped drone inside commonplace security pointers.
Notably, they defined that the drone’s propeller blades had been “shielded by a protecting layer and there was no explosion or blades shattering as reported in some articles.”
It added: “We’re deeply regretful that the accident occurred and injured Kai’s cheeks. Kai was instantly offered medical consideration, and his expertise administration crew has additionally organized micro-stitching for him.”
The manufacturing crew has launched a full investigation into the incident to attempt to work out how a shoot utilizing a drone might go so fallacious.
Lately, advances in drone expertise imply that the flying machines are being more and more utilized in TV and film productions for a variety of aerial and low-level photographs. Accidents like these are extraordinarily uncommon throughout productions, so it’ll be vital to learn how final month’s incident truly occurred.
Netflix has but to make any public remark concerning the drone accident.
Ko is an enormous star in Taiwan. He gained prominence within the 2011 faculty drama You Are the Apple of My Eye, which was a serious hit throughout Asia.
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