Alec Baldwin Breaks The Silence Over Fatal Gun Accident On Rust Film Set |
Before yesterday’s crashes, there were two misfires with the propeller cannon on Saturday and one last week. Some crew members said there was a serious general lack of safety precautions taken on this set.
This carelessness was evident when Baldwin allegedly rehearsed a scene yesterday afternoon outside the church at Bonzana Creek Ranch from the drama near Santa Fe. The scene involved a shootout that began in the church, before the character of the actor is not supposed to come out of the building.
In addition to Baldwin, âRustâ stars Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ackles. The film follows a 13-year-old boy who runs away with his longtime grandfather, who is played by Baldwin, after being sentenced to hang for the accidental murder of a local rancher.
Production was halted on Western after filming, which took place on day 12 of the scheduled 21-day production. “Rust’s current shutdown came about six hours after a half-dozen film crew workers left the set to protest the working conditions.
The cameramen and their assistants were frustrated with the conditions they experienced while making the low budget film; they complained about long production hours and the difficulty in receiving their paychecks.
The crew also said before filming began on October 6 that they were promised the production would pay for their hotel rooms in Santa Fe. But after filming began, they were told they would be forced to walk the 50 miles from Albuquerque to Bonanza Creek Ranch each day, rather than spending the night in nearby Santa Fe.
As a result, Hutchins had pleaded for safer conditions for his team. Eventually, the film crew, which is a union member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Employees, decided to report for work as scheduled at 6.30am yesterday. But instead of working, they spent an hour gathering their equipment and belongings to leave, and they were replaced by several non-union crew members.
This isn’t the first time someone has been accidentally killed by what were supposed to be blank guns on a movie set. While filming the cult gothic superhero movie “The Crow” in 1993, actor Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was killed when he was hit by a bullet from a gun that was supposed to have only white people. However, even white can be fatal if shot at very close range, especially within 20 feet.
The 28-year-old actor was filming a scene in which his character, Eric Draven – a musician who returns from the dead to avenge the murder of his lover – is shot dead by a member of a street gang. A propeller pistol that was used for the scene contained blanks that had been improperly made from live ammunition.
During the test firing, a bullet point lodged in the barrel of the handgun. This pipe was then shot at Brandon, who was not wearing a bulletproof vest, within twenty feet away, and hit him in the abdomen.
The actor was rushed to hospital, where he died after six hours of emergency surgery. No criminal charges were ultimately laid against the production. “The Crow” was then completed with Brandon’s stunt double serving as a backup for his remaining scenes. But his tragic death on set has remained a Hollywood warning about gun safety for nearly three decades.
Brandon’s sister, Shannon Lee, also released a statement about Cutchins’ death and Souza’s injuries through her brother’s manager. Twitter account. “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the ‘Rust’ incident,” she wrote. âNo one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Period.”