Consequences are starting to emerge from this week’s fatal shooting of a crew member on the set of Rust by Alec Baldwin.
THR reports that ABC’s Nathan Fillion-led The Rookie TV series has banned ‘live’ guns on set going forward according to a memo from showrunner Alexi Hawley sent to staff Friday. All guns used on the set of that production from now on will be Air Soft replicas, with other productions expected to follow suit. CGI muzzle flashes will replace practical effects.
Will this be the end of blank firing guns in movies? This has already been a thing in VOD films for a long time. CGI flashes are easy to do, but hard to do right.