The much-hyped “Indiana Jones” sequel’s trouble-plagued production just took a darker turn — as a crew member has reportedly died on location in Morocco.
“Indiana Jones 5” camera operator Nic Cupac, 54, was found dead in his hotel room in the city of Fes, The Sun reports. His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed, but “he is thought to have died of natural causes.”
Cupac — an industry veteran who also worked on films in the “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars” franchises — only recently jetted to Morocco to help film the big budget blockbuster.
More than 100 crew members had reportedly assembled in the city to prepare for the filming of a major stunt scene using a ricksaw.
“Indiana Jones 5” is being released by Walt Disney Studios, and The Post has reached out to the company for further information on Cupac’s tragic death.
Production of the movie has already been plagued by problems.
Just last week, filming of the flick was thrown into turmoil when Morocco banned flights to and from the UK due to rising Covid cases. Lead star Harrison Ford, 79, was allegedly set to fly into the country just before the ban was announced. It is unclear where he is located at the current time.
“Indiana Jones 5” has also suffered other lengthy delays in production due to the Covid pandemic.
The movie was originally slated to hit theaters on July 9, 2021, but was pushed back to July 29, 2022, due to the pandemic. Last month, Disney announced it is now scheduled for release in summer 2023.
It’s unclear whether Cupac’s death will now prompt further delays.