Theron injury Flux Up Feature

The Associated Press brings word that an injury sustained by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron has temporarily shut down filming on the Paramount Pictures/MTV Films live-action feature version of Peter Chung’s animated MTV series, Aeon Flux.

Aeon Flux went before the camera on Aug. 16. in Berlin. Theron reportedly injured her neck performing one of many stunts in the physically-demanding production, which has gone on hiatus for several weeks while she recovers.

The 29-year-old South African plays the title role in the futuristic tale of a cold-blooded female assassin recruited to eliminate a government official. Karyn Kusama (Girlfight) is directing from a script by Phil Hay (The Tuxeudo). David Gale, Greg Goodman, Gale Anne Hurd and Gary Lucchesi are producing. The film is scheduled to open in 2005.

Theron won the 2004 Best Actress Oscar for her role in Monster. After Aeon Flux, she is set to star in Warner Bros.’ Class Action, which may get pushed back if Flux gets too far off schedule.