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Dwayne Johnson Vows Not To Use Real Guns On Future Productions
Dwayne Johnson vows to stop using real guns in his films, following the tragic shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the Rust set.
Speaking to Variety at the red carpet premiere for Red Notice, Johnson said he was “heartbroken” by the tragedy.
“First of all I was heartbroken,” he said. “We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time.”
“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.”
Seven Bucks Productions was founded by Johnson and Dany Garcia. The company has produced major features including Jungle Cruise, Jumanji, Shazam and the upcoming Black Adam.
“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post,” Johnson said. “We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
“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.” He explained, “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.”
Red Notice is available in cinemas tomorrow (November 5).
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