• May 4, 2009
Nicholas Cage stunt driver crash in NYC – Click above to watch video after the jump

It's not enough we must suffer the anguish of actually watching Nicholas Cage films; now our lives are in danger during their filming. Last night around 1AM EST, a stunt driver for the new Cage movie The Sorceror's Apprentice lost control of the Ferrari he was driving and plowed prancing horse-first into a Sbarro's on the corner of 7th Avenue and 47th Street in Times Square. Eye witnesses say the Ferrari was being chased by a Mercedes while weaving through fake traffic in Times Square, but lost control after passing a car on the right. It then swerved left and jumped the curbed before taking out a lamppost (which landed on a guy), knocking a woman to the ground and destroying the front entrance of a Sbarro's. The street was closed to traffic for filming, but at least one of the injured was not associated with the movie. Based on the poem that inspired Disney's Fantasia, The Sorceror's Apprentice better make some serious box office coin to pay for the inevitable lawsuit that's on its way. Being a Nick Cage film, there's about as much chance of that happening as being hit by a Ferrari while walking in front of a Sbarro's in Times Square. Check out the amateur eye-witness video of the crash after the jump.

[Source: New York Post via Jalopnik]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      @Carl

      With all the wonderful pizzerias in NYC you could do better than Sbarro.

      If you're outside of the city...in Florida... or some other state that considers pizza hut "good" pizza I'd understand. {smile}
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks 'Just Asking'...

        I just couldn't help thinking of that scene when I read the word 'Sbarro'. Classic Michael Scott.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, maybe its just the Sbarros I've been to, including the one on my campus; but its not good. I mean its great if its hot, and you're absolutely starving, but I'd hardly call it "pizza."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whats with all the unfounded hate for Nicholas Cage? He's been in a few good movies, The Rock, Face/Off, Raising Arizona, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, to name a few.

      Really immature writing Mr. Neff, you must have been hired to appeal to all the tweens reading Autoblog.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah Cage is a gearhead and an exotic collector, and given the popularity of Autoblog, he might have even been a reader here, until Autoblog went and dissed him.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Eddie Griffin school of stunt driving. possibly?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I smell a fat lawsuit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, so these light poles do break off like in GTA. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      mr neff, I salute your for your piece...

      Cage sux and his film is now officially a disaster
      and it's still in production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally, something other than an Enzo crashing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We've finally found someone with less talent than Nicholas Cage!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Poor bastards. Hope the producers pay through the nose.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im surprised that the "Stunt driver"? didn't have at least the semi-race mode on the E-Diff. Guess he was trying to do it himself...worked out well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dunno, National Treasure did alright. Well enough to do a sequel, and if you look at the sequel's box office take, it might lead to a third.

      Also, the Sorceror's Apprentice was only one portion of Fantasia, the section with the walking broomsticks and Mickey Mouse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did everyone forget about "Gone in 60 Seconds"? Great movie if you ask me.
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