Dwayne Johnson pledged that his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, will no longer use real guns on any of their projects following the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film "Rust."
Johnson, 49, made the announcement at the premiere of "Red Notice," his new Netflix movie also starring Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
"I can't speak for anyone else, but I can tell you ... 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," he told Variety.
- 2October 25, 2021
The former WWE superstar said the production company will switch over to rubber guns and will add effects in post-production to make them appear real.
Johnson said we should "learn from this" tragedy and figure out how to "move forward in a better way."
Seven Bucks Productions, which Johnson founded and runs with business partner Dany Garcia in 2012, has produced many of Johnson's big movies, including the two "Jumanji" films, "Jungle Cruise" and the upcoming DC offering "Black Adam."
Johnson said he was "heartbroken" when he heard the news of Hutchins' death, which occurred on Oct. 21 when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun containing a live round on the set of "Rust." Hutchins was killed by the bullet, while the film's director, Joel Souza, was injured.
Police are still investigating the incident on the set of "Rust."