About a week ago, we told you that City of God director Fernando Mereilles, a friend of RoboCop director Jose Padilha, was saying that Padilha was going through hell with his remake of the iconic 1987 film that starred Peter Weller. Today, Padilha himself sets the record straight.
In an interview a Brazilian newspaper, Jose Padilha said (this is a 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."
As for the rumors that he was having a bad time in preproduction, Padilha added:
"We deal with those difficulties with coolness and familiarity."
Sounds to us that Padilha is trying not to make too many waves about this and is rather laying low . After all, this RoboCop remake will be the director's first big Hollywood production. Better not anger the bigwigs, don't you think?
Starring a stellar ensemble cast including Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, RoboCop will hit theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.
(via Latino Review)