Smash-Up Occurs on Set of Nicolas Cage Movie

Smash-Up Occurs on Set of Nicolas Cage Movie
Nicolas Cage
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updated 05/05/2009 at 06:40 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/2009 06:40AM

A New York chase sequence for Nicolas Cage's latest film got out of hand – literally – when a car being driven by a stuntman skidded out of control and crashed into a Times Square restaurant, injuring two pedestrians in its path.

The injuries, a hurt foot and a bumped head, were deemed to be minor after being checked out at a hospital, the New York Post reports. The stunt driver was unharmed.

The movie, titled The Sorcerer's Apprentice, is based on the classic Mickey Mouse sequence in Walt Disney's 1940 Fantasia – itself based on a poem by Goethe and music by Dukas – in which the famous rodent is nearly drowned when he dons the magic hat of his wizardly employer.

In this version, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Cage plays the sorcerer, who recruits a reluctant college student (Jay Baruchel). It is due for release in summer 2010. Filming "will continue as planned," according to a studio statement, the BBC reports.

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