The carcass of a burned-out replica of an ancient warship used by the crew of "The War of the Red Cliff." [Photo: cfp.cn]
One man was killed and two replicas of ancient warships were accidentally burned down on early Monday morning, at a shooting of the epic war film, "The War of the Red Cliff," in Xiaotangshan, northwestern Beijing.
The fire that killed one and injured seven others burst out when the crew was shooting a warship collision for the film, Web site sina.com.cn reported.
Most of the film has already been finished, but the crew had to add a few shots into it so as to ensure its premiere on July 10.
(CRI June 10,2008)