you find out can do teach final action hero Some new tricks. After a few years out of the action hero game, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns with a bang in Netflix’s new action comedy fuber, playing soon-to-retire CIA agent Luke Bruner, who learns that his daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro) is also in the espionage game. In accordance with modern-day production techniques, however, many of those guns were of the rubber variety.
Schwarzenegger told Yahoo Entertainment, “We used fake guns when the stunt involved gunshots to people or we were far away from each other.” “We used the whole gamut of different guns, because with close-ups you can tell the real stuff from the fake stuff.”
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It’s a change from the action films in which the Austrian bodybuilder-turned-actor cut his teeth in the ’80s and ’90s – from the Terminator To true lie – where gunplay almost always involved practical guns firing blank rounds. In recent years, however, more and more productions are using rubber guns or airsoft pellet guns, with the explicit approval of directors such as john wick‘S Chad Stahelski And stars like dwayne johnson,
According to Gabriel Luna — who plays Boro, the villain-in-the-making that both Luke and Emma have to deal with — fuber Rubber munitions and airsoft guns were also used when production began. “But we soon realized it was giving the post-production crew difficulty trying to track the gunfight,” last of us Star explains. “It needed to be there for the realism of the scene. So we started with more modern ways of doing things, but eventually tried to use the highest level of gun safety possible and returned to true practices.”
And Luna says that once the changes were made, Schwarzenegger easily reverted to his old-school ways. “By the end of the shoot, he’s coming in with a shotgun, pulling it out of a package of roses and shooting it. I’m watching him do it, and he’s not blinking at all. I It was just like, ‘These guys obviously It’s been done before.'”
Barbaro also enjoyed the experience of fighting alongside his onscreen dad, especially since it gave breakout Top Gun: Maverick Give yourself a chance to flex your action muscles outside the cockpit. “We were in the jet the whole time top Gunwhich wasn’t easy, but it had the added challenge of learning something new every week,” says the actress. A Rail! We also had an incredible stunt team and everyone was extremely safety-minded, which allowed the actors to perform their own stunts. That’s part of the magic.”
Of course, a tragedy like the death of Brandon Lee while making Crow and during the making of the death of Halina Hutchins War There have been increased security measures on film sets, as well as renewed calls for feature films to phase out the use of actual firearms. For his part, Schwarzenegger balks at some of the current security precautions, insisting that security has always come with his older action movies.
“It’s all bullshit,” he says when asked about the current safety regulations governing the way sets operated in his action movie heyday. “The truth of the matter is there have always been safety precautions. But you can have all the laws and all the rules, and if people don’t follow them you have nothing. When you’re dealing with cars Or with weapons, you can be killed if you make a mistake. If you do stunt driving, you have to be very careful and you have to rehearse it and everyone has to play by the rules.
“That’s exactly what we did true lie and we do the same thing fuberSchwarzenegger continues. “Every single day where we used the weapons, they were shown to us. What was inside the barrel, what kind of ammunition was in it and what the magazine looked like. Over and over again – it was just like school. And We didn’t come close to having an accident or anything like that.”
fuber Currently streaming on Netflix.