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Jose Padilha Denies Rumors That He Faces Hellish Time During 'RoboCop' Production

September 6, 2012 (6:26 am) GMT
Insisting that he's 'happy' with what he's doing with the reboot project, Padilha says that he has overcome all the difficulties 'with coolness and familiarity.'

Contrary to the swirling rumors, director Jose Padilha claimed he didn't have a problem working on the "" remake. Pouring cold water on the report suggesting that he had a hellish time during the production of the sci-fi film, the Brazilian filmmaker insisted that he's indeed "happy" with the big project.

In an interview with Brazilian site Cinema em Cena, Padilha said that those claims about him being unhappy with "RoboCop" were untrue. "I have a script I'm happy with and I got the cast I have picked," he explained, as translated by Latino Review.

"The director of photography is Lula Carvalho, my editor is Daniel Rezende ("City of God", "", ""). I was even consulted for the selection of the producers," he continued. The director said that he has overcome the barrier he faced during the pre-production stage of the film, "We deal with those difficulties with coolness and familiarity."

Previously, words ran rampant that Padilha was facing difficulties in handling the reboot film and he even called it "hell." His close friend Fernando Meirelles reportedly told South American website Cinemacom Rapadura that the "Elite Squad" helmer "suffered" so much while working on the sci-fi project.

"I talked to Jose 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," Meirelles said. " '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."

"RoboCop" is scheduled to open in the U.S. on August 9, 2013. It stars the likes of , , , , , and .

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