One of the biggest stories in the entertainment business has been the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. She died on the set of the movie Rust after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that contained live ammunition.
This tragedy has sparked the ongoing debate about safety measures and protocols on movie sets. In an interview with Variety, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vowed that his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, will not be using real guns on set going forward:
“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.
It just sucks that it had to happen like this for us on our end, again I can’t speak for anyone else, but for us to wake up. When that happened, within two hours I had the entire team on the phone and we’re like, okay what can we do now? Let’s really look at this, and how can we move forward in a better way?”
What do you think about The Rock’s statement, Cagesiders?