Stuntman lost and presumed dead after shooting a scene for upcoming Bruce Willis action film Tears of the Sun.
- As of late Wednesday, the Coast Guard was still searching for Michael Barber, a day after he and seven other parachutists leapt from a plane and were supposed to land on California’s Pismo Beach.
In the Revolution Studios picture, Willis plays a Special Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor, played by Monica Bellucci, who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees.
“Revolution Studios has been informed by the California Dept. of Parks and Recreation that the extensive search and rescue operations under way for veteran parachutist Michael Barber, 39, have shifted to recovery operations,” the Sony-based studio said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mike Barber. This is a devastating event for all involved. Revolution Studios is fully cooperating with the routine investigation; however, the cause of the incident has yet to be determined.”
It all looks so easy and effortless up on the screen, but this is a very dangerous job.