The director of the new Robocop movie is having a nightmare remaking the 1980s classic.
Jose Padilha supposedly revealed his “hell” to good friend Fernando Meirelles (City of God).
Speaking to Cinemacom Rapadura (via ScreenCrush), Meirelles said: “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 10 ideas he has, 9 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.”
With recent criticism of the leaked script in a review by Netflix’s Drew McWheeny followed by negative reactions to the supposed new Robocop look, things are looking dire for this remake.
While we don’t want to see a bad Robocop reboot, perhaps if it is awful it’ll go a little way towards convincing studio execs. to start investing in fresh ideas and not messing with the classics!