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Construction worker dies on "Blade Runner" sequel set 
In this Nov. 23, 2015 file photo, actor Ryan Gosling attends the premiere of "The Big Short" in New York. Gosling and Harrison Ford will star in the sequel to "Blade Runner," expected in theaters in January 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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A construction worker was killed on a set Friday for the untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" in Budapest, Hungary.

A statement from the film's production company Alcon Entertainment says the worker was on a soundstage at Origo Studios "underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident is not yet known."

The movie was not shooting at Origo Studios at the time.

No other details were provided.

The sequel to the 1982 sci-fi film stars Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis and Barkhad Abdi. The movie is being directed by "Sicario" and "Prisoners" filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

Warner Bros. has scheduled the film for release Oct. 6, 2017.