Crew member dies after accident on Taiwan pop star Jay Chou movie set

39-year-old man slipped on Taichung set of car racing film on Nov.16

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Jay Chou (center) with fellow "Nezha" producer Will Liu (right) and movie executive Rio Peng.

Jay Chou (center) with fellow "Nezha" producer Will Liu (right) and movie executive Rio Peng. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A movie crew member died early Thursday, two weeks after hitting his head in an accident on the set of pop star Jay Chou’s (周杰倫) racing film project “Nezha” (叱咤風雲).

The incident happened on November 16 in Taichung, where the crew was shooting a scene involving cars racing through the rain, the Liberty Times reported.

A 39-year-old crew member surnamed Wu (吳) slipped on the wet ground and hurt his head. After surgery, he was confined to hospital for observation, but he died on November 29.

Chou instructed the members of the movie team to do all what was necessary and take good care to assist Wu’s family, reports said.

Even though the Taiwanese star does not appear in “Nezha,” he is listed as a producer with Will Liu (劉畊宏) on the project, while his wife Hannah Quinlivan (昆寧), who recently starred with Dwayne Johnson in the Hollywood blockbuster “Skyscraper,” plays the lead.

The movie is set in the world of car racing, is directed by Jem Chen (陳奕先) and also stars Tsao Yu-ning (曹佑寧).