The story of the helicopter accident on the set of “Twilight Zone: The Film” is extraordinarily tragic. Throughout filming, particular results explosions knocked a low-flying helicopter uncontrolled, inflicting it to crash and kill actor Vic Morrow in addition to two youngster actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen. Some believed this horrific accident was partially made attainable by negligence on the a part of Landis, who reportedly was shouting for the helicopter to continue flying lower till moments earlier than the horrible crash. Landis and 4 crew members have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and dropped at trial.
It was throughout this trial that Landis was directing “¡Three Amigos!” For what it is price, Landis was finally acquitted of his crimes, however his feedback within the Empire piece nonetheless appear in extraordinarily poor style. Even when the accident was completely that, a freak accident that no person was at fault for, you’d nonetheless anticipate it to be one thing that haunts you shifting ahead, and never one thing you’d point out off-handedly in a lightweight, retrospective story a couple of comedy film from the ’80s. However it appears that evidently Landis has made peace with the entire scenario, not less than sufficient to say it with out sounding distressed.
Landis would proceed his directing profession with a clear prison file, directing extra high-profile comedies like “Coming to America” and “Beverly Hills Cop III.” It would not be the Landis’ household’s final expertise with major Hollywood controversy, however Landis stored his profession and his comparatively clear status. Right now, he could be higher recognized youthful audiences as a member of the parade of administrators who publicly hated on Marvel movies. However remember that he made a poor resolution that bought folks killed.