The studio fire delays the filming of The Old Guard 2

THE production of the Netflix action movie The Old Guard 2starring Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne and Henry Golding, it was temporarily interrupted after a fire broke out in the historic Cinecittà studios in Rome, where the film is in progress.

The fire, which broke out on a set depicting a Renaissance Florence in the process of being dismantled, was immediately tamed by three teams of firefighters, without accidents or serious damage.

“The fire was put out. There are no injuries, no poisoning, no serious material damage, “a spokesperson for Cinecittà Studios said in a statement to the AFP.

Although the source of the fire has not been determined, one of the possible reasons it could have broken out could be due to the heat wave hitting Italy right now.

The film production coordinator for The Old Guard 2 said in a statement to the media that “two days of filming” were lost due to the accident.

Cinecittà Studios, founded in 1937, has hosted significant productions such as Ben Hur and that of Federico Fellini sweet life. Cinecittà, which in Italian translates as “the city of cinema”, was the setting for almost 3,000 films.

A previous fire swept through one of Cinecittà’s warehouses in 2007, damaging props and sets for the high-budget HBO-BBC show Rome.