A TOP film maker claims tech giant Apple has banned movie villains from using iPhones on screen.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson dropped his Hollywood bombshell in a new interview.
“I don’t know if I should say this or not,” he told Vanity Fair adding "But forget it, I’ll say it, it’s very interesting.
“Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera.”
However, he did admit his astonishing allegation may make him unpopular within the industry.
He joked: "Oh now every single filmmaker that has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret wants to murder me.
“It’s going to screw me on the next mystery movie that I write.”
Johnson made his claims while discussing a scene from his latest movie 'Knives Out' which starred Daniel Craig.
In the clip Ransom Drysdale - played by Chris Evans - is seen on screen when all the film's main characters gather for the first time.
Several are seen holding iPhones, including Jamie Lee Curtis' playing Linda Drysdale, but the one person without an Apple product is Ransom.
Evans' character is a shady and untrustworthy baddie throughout the hit movie - which hit theaters in November.
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A representative for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on Johnson's claims.
However the company is known for having strict rules about how devices are used, portrayed, and photographed.
As part of its guidelines, Apple says its products should only be shown "in the best light, in a manner or context that reflects favorably on the Apple products and on Apple Inc."