Accident kills worker on Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese film
According to news sources, one worker was killed and two others injured Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on a film set for a movie directed by Martin Scorsese. All three victims were Taiwanese citizens.
The set is for the movie, “Silence,” a historical drama starring Liam Neeson about Jesuit priests proselytizing in 17th century Japan. Scorsese was not present at the time of the accident.
The 83-year-old structure was being fortified for use when the collapse occurred. “Silence,” which is based on a book by Shusaku Endo, is scheduled to be released in the U.S. next year.
Scorsese’s films include “Raging Bull,” “The Color of Money” and “Goodfellas.”