The upcoming movie of Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant,” has been blasted over safety issues citing that the movie is pushing all boundaries of safety to get its perfect shot. Read on to know more details.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Hardy,
“The Revenant” cast DiCaprio, including Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Hardy, is blamed of being shot on unsafe working conditions. It is one of the most awaited movies of 2015, and its recently released harrowing trailer speaks a lot about the film, Cinema Blend reported.
The shooting of the film is going on in the cold Canadian wilderness without safety concerns for the crew who are being pushed to hell to get the perfect shot for Iñárritu, Damien Petti, president of IATST local 212 told The Hollywood Reporter.
He said that even if the crew had approached with their problems, they go unheeded. Describing the condition on the set of the film as “living hell,” Petti added that nearly 15-20 crew members had either quit the set or were fired.
Meanwhile, Production company New Regency has issued an official statement in response to the allegations that there has been no compromise in regards to safety issues while filming “The Revenant.” It is said that experts were being hired to work with the crew in mountain climbing, helicopter operations, swift water and cold weather. The team cooperated with the Canadian H&S agencies, labor organizations and hired labor representatives to look after the safety of cast and crew. The team also appointed experienced and accredited film technicians from Canada for assistance in these diverse local weather conditions.
It is difficult to get on a conclusion after listening to both sides, but the film is indeed facing several other problems like budget overruns and fading interest of producers. Besides, “The Revenant,” which is inspired by true events of Hugh Glass’ life, is yet to shoot the final scene.
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