'Squid Game' Creator Insists 'Rust' Tragedy Would Never Happen on Set of South Korean Movie

Hwang Dong-Hyuk explains nothing like 'Rust' fatal incident could ever happen on a South Korean film set because live bullets are not readily available in the country.

AceShowbiz - "Squid Game" creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk has urged Hollywood studio bosses to follow the lead of their counterparts in South Korea, who never have live bullets anywhere near a film set.

His comments come a month after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of Alec Baldwin's western "Rust" in Santa Fe, New Mexico when a live round found its way into the barrel of a prop gun fired by the former "30 Rock" star.

The "Squid Game" creator insists nothing like that could ever happen on a South Korean film set because live ammunition is not readily available.

"We're not really a gun-owning country, so only the police can have and own a gun," He tells Variety. "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."

"In my life, I have never seen a real bullet. I have only seen them in the movies."

One of the show's stars, Park Hae-soo, tells the publication, "I felt so sad about the (Rust) tragedy. I just want to relay my condolences."

Police are currently investigating the "Rust" set in an effort to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against anyone involved in the shooting incident.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the "Rust" tragedy in Hollywood, Nathan Fillion's TV series "The Rookie" banned "live" guns from the set and Ryan Phillippe's new movie "The Locksmith" only used rubber guns and CGI for the filming.

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