The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2009 Executive Committee led by MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, just announced the eight (8) official entries on the35th edition of MMFF this year, which was held at the Metropolitan Manila Development Administration (MMDA) office along EDSA, Makati City last July 3.
Here’s the star-studded list of film entries that will grace the 35th MMFF this 2009:
MANO PO 6: MY MOTHER (Regal Films)
Starring: Sharon Cuneta
Directed by: Joel Lamangan
NIEVES (Regal Films)
Starring: Marian Rivera
Directed by: Mike Tuviera
ANG DARLING KONG ASWANG (M-Zet Productions)
Starring: Vic Sotto
Directed by: Tony Y. Reyes
SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL XI (Regal Films)
Starring: Ruffa Gutierrez
JUAN (RVQ Productions)
Starring: Dolphy and Willie Revillame
Directed by: Eric Quizon
IKAW NA NGA (Star Cinema)
Starring: Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, and Eugene Domingo
Directed by: Wenn V. Deramas
ANG PANDAY (GMA Films and Imus Productions)
Starring: Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Geoff Eigenmann, and Philip Salvador.
Directed by: Mac Alejandre and Rico Gutierrez
WAPACMAN (Solar Films)
Starring: Manny Pacquiao, Nicole Scherzinger, and Batista
Directed by: Topel Lee
These 8 official entries of the MMFF will be shown from December 25, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. won’t be running for President this coming 2010 elections, taking heed of his father’s advice. Instead he would be producing and casting himself as the main role player in the remake of Carlo J. Caparas’ ‘Panday’ as Flavio.
‘Panday: Ang Simula’ is set to make its way to be an official entry on December’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Philip Salvador will play the villainous Lizardo and promises their fans to expect lots of adventure and to be action-packed.
Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos and Geoff Eigenmann also join the cast of this remake. Panday has always been a blockbuster hit since Fernando Poe Jr. put it to life. Senator Bong Revilla Jr. may have continued its legacy for the past few years, but this time it’ll hit the silver screen and ironically, it’ll take us back to it’s beginning one more time.
The return of Vic Ungasis and Escalera Brothers will surely give you the classic 80’s jerks that won’t leave you bored, instead would try to make you rock in laughter. Though, they’ll definitely put a different twist this time. Making it a bit more adventurous and have some out of the classroom scenes.
It’s like a reunion of their original casting with the likes of Miss Tapia, Bibeth, Tonette Macho and even Richie D’ Horsie. The TVJ (Tito, Vic and Joey) trio, of course will lead the rest of the pack. And it’s pretty interesting to know that the former beauty queen, Carlene Aguilar will spice up the cast, too. 😎
Iskul Bukol is forecast to score four movies to hit the Metro Manila Film Festival in the next coming years. Then they may return to “Enteng Kabisote” movie sequels after. It’ll be a treat to both kids and the 70’s and 80’s kids! 😆