The Director of “Squid Games” Spoke About The Use of Firearms on Set
“Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk talked about the use of weapons on the set of the series for Variety.
After the recent tragic death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set, Hwang Dong-hyuk was asked about the precautions South Korea takes when firearms may be present on set.
The director and screenwriter responded that in South Korea, only police officers can own weapons.
“We of course have a prop master, but also in Korea, we’re not really a gun-owning country, so only the police can have and own a gun,”
“Because of that, bullets are not really easily as distributed as they are maybe here, so there’s a very low, low possibility of any safety issues happening on set” he added.
Hwang Dong-hyuk also confessed that he was extremely upset when he found out about what happened on the set of Rust, and he also expressed his condolences for the death of Halyna Hutchins.
As a reminder, at the end of October, during the filming of one of the scenes of the film “Rust”, Alec Baldwin fired a pistol, which was supposed to be loaded with blank cartridges. As a result, the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died. After this tragic incident, the United States demanded to ban the use of real firearms on film sets.