Back in September 2015, the manufacturing of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was marred by a serious accident involving stunt performer Olivia Jackson. The accident left Jackson in a medically-induced coma, and in the end led to her arm being amputated. It has now been reported that Jackson is suing the producers of the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson is suing on the grounds that the producers put “financial considerations over safety.” Her complaints states that the accident occurred throughout a motorbike scene that she was requested to carry out at very brief discover. Jackson describes it as a “dangerous and technically complex motorcycle scene in adverse weather,” and explains that she collided with a digicam crane that was not lifted out of her manner in time.
Jackson’s criticism states that the collision resulted within the digicam “slicing through the bone of her forearm and tearing the flesh off her cheek, leaving her teeth exposed.” It goes on to element additional accidents that resulted within the amputation of her left arm.
Jackson alleges that the producers misled her about her insurance coverage protection for performing within the film, which she believed would cowl any accidents. She now says that she subsequently found that there was no legal responsibility for her declare and producers solely paid out $33,000 in damages. In addition, she states that whereas she was in a coma, her husband was instructed that producers would pay for all medical care and rehabilitation, however that supply was subsequently withdrawn.
THR states that Jackson is suing Bolt Pictures, Tannhauser Gate, Jeremy Bolt and Paul WS Anderson, who was additionally the film’s director, for breach of contract and misrepresentation, and is in search of unspecified damages. The defendants haven’t commented on the difficulty.
In October 2015, Jackson made a Facebook post that detailed the extent of her accidents, which included “brain bleed[ing], brain swelling, severed main artery in the neck, crushed and degloved face, several broken ribs, paralyzed arm, shattered scapula, broken clavicle, broken humerus, broken radius and ulna, with an open wound and a 7.5 piece of bone missing, [and an] amputated thumb.” In an interview she acknowledged: “My facial scarring is horrible and I wish I had my old face. But I’m truly grateful to be alive.”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was launched in January 2017, and was essentially the most profitable film within the collection thus far, making $312.2 million worldwide. In complete the collection, which kicked off in 2002, has made more than $1.2 billion worldwide.