The Rock is in favor of banning guns on filming

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The American actor and producer reacted to the accident that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

Questioned at the microphone of Variety on the occasion of the preview of Red Notice, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spoke about the guns used on film sets. As president of Seven Bucks Productions, his production company, he announces that from now on all projects and achievements funded by his company will no longer use real firearms. “In all of our upcoming films, in whatever we do or produce, we won’t be using real guns at all. We’re going to switch to rubber guns. regardless of the money “ he explains.

This announcement comes about ten days after the death of the chief operator Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, directed by Joel Souza, with Alec bladwin headlining the western. The drama took place on set, as the actor practiced drawing his gun in front of the camera. He would then have fired, not knowing that his pistol was not fake and on the contrary well loaded.

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This accident stirred Hollywood. For The Rock, it must also serve as a lesson. “What we need to do in a scenario like this is learn from it, and as we move forward I think there are new protocols and new measures that we need to put in place. ” A principle Johnson took literally, saying that less than two hours after news of the cinematographer’s death was announced, he gathered his entire team at Seven Bucks Productions to wonder “What can we do now? Let’s really take a look at the situation and how can we move forward in a better way?”

He pursues : “There are protocols and safety measures that we’ve always taken in the movie industry, that we take very seriously, and these sets are safe sets, and we’re proud of that, but accidents happen, and when something like that happens on this scale and so sad the safest and smartest thing to do is stop for a second and really reconsider how we’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together. “

From now on, The Rock affirms it, no more real weapons for him and his productions. “For all the films we make, with all the studios, the rule is: we won’t use real guns, full stop.”

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