City of God director Fernando Meirelles recently gave an interview in which he dished that Jose Padilha, director of the RoboCop remake, was having a hellish time with the project.
A Brazilian newspaper interviewed Padilha and it now seems that those claims are untrue.
Padilha speaks for himself (rough translation):
“I have a script I’m happy with and I got the cast I have picked. The director of photography is Lula Carvalho, my editor is Daniel Rezende (City of God, Elite Squad, The Tree of Life). I was even consulted for the selection of the producers.”
When asked about the rumors of him having a bad time while in pre-production for RoboCop:
“We deal with those difficulties with coolness and familiarity.”
If you were ever trying to make your first big mainstream film in Hollywood, this sounds exactly like what you would need to say to protect your ass.
Source: Cinema em Cena