Passers-by mistake explosion on Jackie Chan's movie set for terrorist attack

10 February 2016 / 8 months 2 weeks ago

Passers-by mistook an explosion scene in Jackie Chan’s new movie, “The Foreigner” for a terrorist attack in London.

According to HKTopTen, onlookers called the police regarding the blast which occurred on the Lambeth Bridge over the Thames in the centre of London.

A bus was blown up for the scene and the police received two reports of terror attacks and immediately clarified that it was a false alarm.

The producer of the film which also stars former “James Bond” Pierce Brosnan said that production staff had already notified residents and put up notices before the shoot.

They also used warning signs; however some were still upset and complained to the government.

The London authorities said that the Lambeth Bridge was already closed before the shoot and the fire department was present in case of any accident.

Jackie Chan said, "Before the shoot roadblocks were set up and notices were posted to inform everyone. When I learned that people mistook it for a terrorist attack I was surprised too!"

The production applied for the explosion for half a year before approval. Now it still has several explosion scenes and the production is estimated to finish by mid March.

Check out the scenes from the movie in the gallery below. 

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