Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has vowed that moving forward, any film associated with Seven Bucks Productions will not have real guns on set.
This comes after the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot by a prop gun containing a live round of ammunition on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film ‘Rust’.
Speaking with Variety, Johnson detailed safety precautions he and his production company have introduced following the incident, noting:
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all.
“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.
“I love the movie business. There are safety protocols and measures that we have always taken in the movie business and we take very seriously, and these sets are safe sets, and we’re proud of that. But accidents do happen. And when something like this happens of this magnitude, (that is) this heart-breaking, I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really re-examine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together.
“Any movie we do that Seven Bucks does with any studio, the rule is we’re not going to use real guns. That’s it”
Johnson had to handle firearms while filming ‘Red Notice’, which hits Netflix on November 12.