While filming a chase sequence for Nicolas Cage’s latest film 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 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 in which the famous rodent is nearly drowned when he dons the magic hat of his wizardly employer. In this version Cage plays the sorcerer, who recruits a reluctant college student (Jay Baruchel). It is due for release in summer 2010.