Dwayne Johnson has vowed to end the use of real guns on all Seven Bucks Production sets.
The decision was made shortly after learned of the tragic shooting, on the set of Rust, that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
At the premiere for his forthcoming film, Red Notice, which premieres on Netflix on November 12, Dwayne told Variety:
First of all, I was heartbroken. 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.
He went on to say:
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 heartbreaking, 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.
Seven Bucks Productions, founded by Dwayne Johnson and his longtime business partner (and ex) Dany Garcia, is behind films like Jumanji, Jungle Cruise, Hobbs and Shaw, and the forthcoming film, Black Adam.
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Yes! The best thing we can do is learn from a tragedy and take every possible measure to prevent it from happening again!