Nic Cupac Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

Nic Cupac, who worked on ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Venom: Time of Carnage’ and other blockbusters, helped set up an action scene involving rickshaw chasing

Right after the sad tragedy that led to the death of the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, during the filming of the film  Rust, the bad news is the death of Nic Cupac , a member of the production who worked on the new blockbuster of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Nic Cupac was 54 years old and, according to The Sun newspaper, he was found dead in his hotel room in Fes, Morocco, apparently as a result of natural causes. Member of a team that contained around 100 people, the producer came to work on great cinematographic features such as  Venom: Time of Carnage,  Guardians of the Galaxy,  Jurassic Park and  Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Other members of the team paid a beautiful tribute to Cupac, who was reputed to be dear to everyone. A friend of the producer wrote on social media:  “One of the best taught me a lot when I was starting out”. Another also commented,  “I’m heartbroken. Nic was a lovely man. ”

In addition to those already mentioned, on Nic’s list of works are also:  Cruella,  Bridget Jones’ Baby,  X-Men, and  The Da Vinci Code. He had traveled to Morocco specifically to help produce a difficult scene for the new feature.

It is worth remembering that the fifth film by the adventurer Indiana Jones was scheduled to be released in 2022, but ended up being postponed to 2023 due to constant interruptions in filming. In addition to the production being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,  Harrison Ford , the film’s protagonist, even injured his shoulder during one of the scenes, needing some time to recover.

At the time, a source lamented the constant disasters that were taking place on set:  “It’s Harrison’s last time as Indiana and everyone thought it would be a bed of roses (…) After the initial delays, everyone was eager to record. But now Harrison is injured and it’s worse than thought. ”

Despite not being that recurrent, unfortunately, the death of people involved in the shooting of feature films does occur, paralyzing filming and mobilizing the crew and fans. In 2008, at the age of 28,  Heath Ledger died during the recording of  O Mundo Imaginário do Dr. Parnassus, leading the director of the film to call other actors to continue the production.

Besides him, another very famous case is that of actor  Paul Walker, star of the millionaire franchise  Fast & Furious. When  Walker died in a car accident in 2013, aged 40, he ended up leaving the franchise without one of its protagonists, in the middle of producing a new sequel. The solution found by the film crew was to use CGI to insert Paul into the missing scenes. At the time, thousands of fans held a vigil in honor of the actor.

Another death well remembered is that of  Carrie Fisher, the eternal Princess Leia from Star Wars. Planned to play a very important role in  Star Wars: The Skywalker Rise , the actress passed away in 2016, before the filming of the film. Instead of cutting her out of the film, director JJ Abrams opted to take unused footage of the actress from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to create other original scenes that could be fitted into the new film.

We are hoping that we will have less and less of this kind of news going forward.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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