RoboCop reboot filming “is hell” says director Jose Padilha

RoboCop director Jose Padilha has complained of studio interference on the reboot.

Robocop reboot
Robocop reboot
Peter Weller in 1987’s Robocop

The cast and crew choices may be sublime but apparently all is not well on the set of the forthcoming RoboCop reboot. Director Fernando Meirelles, a friend of the reboot’s director, Elite Squad‘s Jose Padilha, revealed in an interview with Brazilian film site Cinemacom Rapadura that the studio haven’t exactly been giving him free rein.

“I talked to José Padilha for a week by phone. He will begin filming Robocop. He is saying that it is the worst experience. For every ten ideas he has, nine are cut. Whatever he wants, he has to fight. ‘This is hell here,’ he told me. “The film will be good, but I never suffered so much and do not want to do it again.’ He is bitter, but it’s a fighter.”

That doesn’t bode well, does it?

RoboCop is due in cinemas 9 August 2013, while the original trilogy is available now on Blu-ray for £10 from Amazon.co.uk.