Good Lord, did ABS-CBN Channel 2 really pay US $1 Million (that’s roughly 47 million pesos!) to be able to do a so-called “remake” of the hit movie “Twilight”? The Lopez family-owned broadcasting network will reportedly co-produce with Ignite Media a Filipino version of the movie Twilight. Can you seriously, SERIOUSLY imagine Rayver Cruz as Edward Cullen and Shaina Magdayao as Isabella “Bella” Swan? OMG – the Philippines will seriously be the laughing stock of the entire world if this will push through!
And get this – the Twilight Pinoy version will be entitled “Takipsilim” (DUH!)
The taping will reportedly start by February 2009. The Province of Bukidnon, which recently played host to the cast and crew of the Star Cinema production “Love Me Again (Land Down Under)”, will reportedly be one of the shooting locations, along with Tagaytay and Baguio. Cathy Garcia Molina will reportedly be at the helm as the director of Takipsilim.
Here’s the alleged unofficial cast line-up:
Rayver Cruz as Edward Cullen
Shaina Magdayao as Isabella Swan
Valeen Montenegro as Alice Cullen
Luis Manzano as Emmett Cullen
Gabby Concepcion as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Al Tantay as Charlie Swan
Yayo Aguila as Renee Dwyer
Fred Payawan as Jacob Black
Carlos Agassi as James
Chin Chin Gutierrez as Esme Cullen
Joross Gamboa as Jasper Hale
Karylle as Rosalie Hale
Jessy Mendiola as Jessica Stanley
Empress Schuck as Angela Weber
Brad Murdoch as Laurent
Nikki Bacolod as Victoria
Aaron Villaflor as Mike Newton
Personally, I’m not a huge Twilight fan (but I do agree that Robert Pattinson is H-O-T!) but I certainly don’t want to watch a Filipino version of it!