- Creator Backlash: Director Paul Verhoeven has admitted that he doesn't really like the film, reportedly due to the idea behind it not being at all idiosyncratic. This contributed to the movie being his latest American production...in 16 years. In 2013, Verhoeven said this to The Hollywood Reporter:
"I decided after Hollow Man, this is a movie, the first movie that I made that I thought I should not have made. It made money and this and that, but it really is not me anymore. I think many other people could have done that. I don't think many people could have made RoboCop that way, or either Starship Troopers. But Hollow Man, I thought there might have been 20 directors in Hollywood who could have done that. I felt depressed with myself after 2002."