HERE’S THE SCOOP:
- A member of the Indiana Jones 5 crew died in his hotel room on location in Morocco.
- 54-year-old Nic Cupac was an industry veteran working on the film’s camera department.
- A spokesperson said Cupac’s death was not related to production.
An Indiana Jones 5 crew member reportedly died on location in Morocco.
Nic Cupac, a camera department industry veteran, died in his hotel room in Fes, Morocco.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Nic Cupac, an incredibly talented colleague and member of the film community who will be greatly missed,” a spokesperson for the production said. “His sudden passing was not production-related. Nic was a grip on 2nd unit.”
Cupac’s cause of death was not made available to the public, but “he is thought to have died of natural causes,” according to The Sun.
The 54-year-old’s untimely passing is the latest trouble to plague the movie’s production.
In June, when the production was filming in East London, locals revealed that production was making their lives “a living hell.”
The film’s schedule hit a snag when a covid surge caused Morocco to ban flights to and from the UK. As a result, franchise star Harrison Ford was unable to fly in.
Meanwhile, production stopped for three months following Ford’s severe shoulder injury in June. He only returned to set a few weeks ago in Italy.
Indiana Jones 5 initially had a July 9, 2021 release date, but it moved to July 29, 2022. Last month, Disney announced it had moved its release to summer 2023.
Source: New York Post