Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie has brought chaos to film studios after scorpions were brought to the set.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie in chaos after scorpions were brought to the set.
Pest control experts have been called into Buckinghamshire’s Pinewood
studios after two of the potentially deadly creatures were spotted on the
loose after being imported with props shipped over from Morocco for new
fantasy film ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’, which also stars Gemma
Arterton and Sir Ben Kingsley.
A studio source said: “There are 1,500 different types of scorpion and we
don’t know which species these are. They’re fairly small and said to be
“The two scorpions were captured alive. Once they have been properly
identified, we hope they will be repatriated to a country where scorpions
Signs have been posted around the studio – where James Bond film ‘Quantum of
Solace’ was also shot – warning workers to beware of the poisonous
The signs warn: “At least two scorpions have been spotted in recent days. If
you see one do not try your own pest control but inform security.”
The captured creatures are now being held in quarantine at Heathrow
airport’s Animal Reception Centre.
Some scorpions can deliver a lethal sting, with the smaller ones often being