WHILE ‘Balangiga 1901’ is on its full swing with its principal photography, eto at ratsada ang film outfit nitong JF Film Productions para sa second movie nitong ‘The Maharlikans.’
Kahapon nga’y nagpatawag ng story conference ang JF Films para rito, present ang mga taong involved sa production, good thing we see the unity of Islam and Christians, na sa umpisa pa lang ay dalawang klase na ng prayer ang isinagawa – isa for Muslims and one for Christians. This nice gesture is one good sign that the movie ‘The Maharlikans’ will speak on unity, peace and love.
We heard speeches and testimonies, and lessons. There was question and answer from the invited press and guests, at siyempre, dahil kami naman ay nagsusulat para sa entertainment page as we are showbiz writers and we belong to Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), ang question namin dito ay kung sino ang gaganap, sino ang mga artistang napipisil nila, etc.
Binanggit namin si Cesar Montano whom we heard earlier na siyang gaganap sa movie.
Yes, they admit that they are considering Cesar, to be one of the stars, but nothing is permanent yet. Wala pa raw silang naililinyang gaganap sa monumental period movie na ito, but one thing is sure though, all-star cast nga raw ito na ang ibig sabihin ay maraming bituun ang magsisiganap sa pelikula.
And what shall we expect then? Ang kasalukuyang sinu-shoot ng JF Films na ‘Balangiga 1901’ which is written and directed by Danny Marquez, is also a monumental one, with a big-budget production, with a cast of many big stars, at hindi birong presentation ang ie-execute ng pelikula dahil the film was written in a long time, they build their own town na gagagamitin sa shooting, and every details of the real events in 1901 will come to life. Ganoon kalaki ang scope ng ‘Balangiga 1901’ na siyang nagpapa-excite sa JF Films para gawin ang ‘The Maharlikans’ on the same quality and scope.
‘The Maharlikans’ will again be written by Danny Marquez and this time he will direct the movie with veteran director, Jun Posadas.
So, shall we say na we are doubly excited with these films – ‘Balangiga 1901’ and ‘The Maharlikans’? Yes, and we can’t wait to see the final outcome which we believe to be a one-of-a-kind experience!
(TIK AT TIK by SANDY ES MARIANO / BISTADODAILYNEWS.NET)