According to Variety, Dwayne Johnson’s production firm Seven Bucks Productions will never longer utilize real guns on any of its projects in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set.
“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,” Johnson told the publication during the opening of “Red Notice,” his new Netflix spy thriller.
“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,” Johnson added.
The former WWE wrestler declared that in the future, all of his productions would use “rubber guns” and will “take care” of visual effects in post-production.
“We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs,” he stated.
Johnson later said that within hours of learning of Hutchins’s death, he and the Seven Bucks Productions crew discussed safety measures they would use on set.
“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,” he added.
“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.”
Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, which he co-founded with his ex-wife and longtime business partner Dany Garcia, has produced several of the actor’s high-profile projects, including 2017’s Baywatch, 2018’s Rampage, and Hobbs and Shaw, a Fast and Furious spin-off.
Johnson is one of the first A-List Hollywood producers to speak out about the safety measures he and his colleagues are implementing after the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust.”
Deadline reported earlier this week that Matthew Hutchins, Halyna Hutchins’ husband, retained the Los Angeles-based law firm Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death cases.