After Rust’s drama, guns are banned from filming The Rookie

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The detective series will no longer allow real guns on its set, after Alec Baldwin accidentally killed his boss on Friday while filming a western.

It is a tragedy that has shocked the whole world and especially the profession in Hollywood: how Alec baldwin was he able to shoot real bullets on the set of Rust, a western that had been filmed in New Mexico for a few weeks? How could the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, have been accidentally shot like this?

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This drama could lead to profound changes in the way productions will now be handled, especially those where weapons are used on screen. This is the case with the series The rookie. Showrunner Alexi Hawley made a drastic decision (via The Hollywood Reporter), of those which could make oil stain in Hollywood: no more real weapons will be allowed in the enclosure of the studio where the cop show carried by Nathan Fillion takes place:

“The tragic events in New Mexico shook us all, and our hearts go out to the friends and family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza (the director, also injured in the drama, Editor’s note). , a new policy is implemented on the production of The Rookie. The weapons used on the set will be Air Soft weapons and the flashes of the shots will be added digitally in post-production. There will be no more weapons. The safety of our cast and crew is too important, the least risk is too much risk.“Other productions could follow.

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