Tough-guy director Paul Schrader is furious at “pussified producers” for shutting down his latest movie set after an actor tested positive for the coronavirus — saying he’d rather “die on the job.”

The famed filmmaker — known for writing gritty New York classics like “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” — confirmed that his self-penned “The Card Counter” was halted after “an LA day player” was infected.

“Myself, I would have shot through hellfire rain to complete the film,” Schrader, 73, insisted in a Facebook post.

“I’m old and asthmatic, what better way to die than on the job?” he asked as he left the Mississippi set to self-isolate in New York’s Putnam Valley.

He stuck on message when someone asked about the crew he would be putting at risk. “It’s a good death,” he wrote.

Schrader’s new movie stars Oscar Isaac as a professional gambler called William Tell, along with Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan and Tiffany Haddish. The infected actor is not one of the principal cast, the Guardian said.

The director’s tough talk sparked praise from some admirers, who called him a “legend” and “badass” in some comments.

But it was also met with outrage, with one detractor describing Schrader as “so far beyond selfish it’s practically parody.”

“Don’t expect people to put their lives on the line for your ‘vision’ or whatever the f— it is,” Jenny Tripp raged. “Make a movie about a director so far up his own ass that he actually imagines his work matters more than people’s lives. You’ve got the script. You ARE the script.”

It also led to quips about some of his past work.

“So was this The Canyons 2? Because if it was, it’s a blessing,” actor David Krumholtz asked, referring to the widely panned erotic thriller starring Lindsay Lohan and porn actor James Deen.