Six others were injured in the accident. In the sequence, a smaller boat was to collide with a larger boat, setting both ships ablaze. The sequence went off as planned until the fire got out of control and consumed both boats. The deceased was an unidentified, 23-year-old stuntman.
Woo himself was in Hong Kong, promoting the movie and he rushed back to the Beijing set, upon hearing the news.
A statement released said that the crew, "is deeply distraught and full of regret. They are making every effort to make arrangements for the deceased, his family and the injured crew members."
Release plans for the film still remain unclear.