The Shooting of The old Guard 2 is Paralyzed by a fire in Cinecittà

The historic Cinecittà studios were being used for The Old Guard 2, a sequel to the Charlize Theron movie based on the comic

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Netflix has reportedly been forced to suspend filming on The Old Guard 2 due to a fire at the Cinecittà studios in Italy, The Hollywood Reporter has reported. The fire occurred in the area where there was a decoration that represented Renaissance Florence and that was being dismantled, destroying parts of it.

A Cinecittà spokesman confirmed that the fire was under control, thanks to the efforts of three firefighting teams and that no serious damage had been done to the premises. The origin of the fire has not yet been determined, but Europe has recorded record temperatures this summer and is experiencing another heat wave, so "the threat of wildfires is especially serious" at the moment.

Victoria Mahoney will direct The Old Guard 2, replacing Gina Prince-Bythewood, who was unable to return due to a scheduling conflict. Greg Rucka, the creator of the comic book series, returns as a writer.

In addition to Charlize Theron, other main cast members are confirmed in their respective roles, including KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who are joined in the new film by Henry Golding and Uma Thurman.

The original film attracted 72 million viewers in its opening month, making it one of the biggest original productions on the platform. The production coordinator, Natalia Barbosa, explained that the strong winds and high temperatures caused the fire to grow rapidly and that the set was evacuated as a precaution. “We have lost two days of filming” of the sequel, she has declared.

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