‘Goyo’ prequel short to screen with ‘I’m Drunk, I Love You’

Filipino moviegoers are in for a treat.  This coming February 15, fans and followers of the blockbuster biopic “Heneral Luna” are going to see a short film spinoff that serves as a bridge to the upcoming feature “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” the second installment of Jerrold Tarog’s historical trilogy. The short film entitled “Angelito” is being theatrically released exclusively with the offbeat romantic-comedy “I’m Drunk, I Love You.”

“Angelito” is a 20-minute movie that tells the story of Antonio Luna’s aides-de-camp Jose and Manuel Bernal right after Luna’s assassination. According to director Jerrold Tarog, this is a fictional tale loosely inspired by real events.

Alex Medina and Art Acuña, who play Jose and Manuel Bernal respectively, reprise their roles. Aside from the Bernal brothers, some central characters from “Heneral Luna” also make a comeback in this mini-sequel. But fans should keep an eye on the new faces that they would see again in the full-length Gregorio del Pilar biopic.

Producers TBA (Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, Artikulo Uno Productions) are looking forward to finally sharing this project with audiences everywhere.

“We can not thank the public enough for making ‘Heneral Luna’ one of the biggest films in Philippine cinema. This is just one of the many ways we can show how proud and thankful we are to everyone who embraced this film,” says E.A. Rocha, TBA’s chief executive.

He also added: “Filipinos deserve to see good, quality movies! Come February 15, for a single ticket price, they’re going to see not just one, but two beautiful, memorable films—‘I’m Drunk, I Love You.’ and ‘Angelito’.”

“I’m Drunk, I Love You.”, directed by JP Habac and produced by TBA, is top billed by Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino.

Avelino will return as Gregorio del Pilar in “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral”, which goes into production this year.

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South Korean zombie apocalypse film ‘Train to Busan’ gets release date in PH

You want it, you got it! The hit Korean Zombie movie “Train To Busan” is officially coming Philippine cinemas on September 1, 2016! 80 cinemas confirmed as of August 19, 2016.

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Seok-Woo (Gong Yoo) is a fund manager in Seoul. He is separated from his wife and lives with his daughter Soo-An (Kim Soo-Ahn). Seok-Woo doesn’t spend much time with his daughter or show affection to her. On the night before Soo-An’s birthday, Soo-An insists on seeing her mother for her birthday. Seok-Woo has no other choice, but to take her to Busan. Early the next morning, they board the KTX train for Busan at Seoul Station.

Before the KTX train leaves Seoul Station, a zombie like girl jumps onto the train. The girl is infected with a horrific virus that is spreading like wildfire. Seok-Woo, Soo-An and the other passengers on the KTX train must now fight for their lives.

Filming began April 26, 2015 and was finished August 19, 2015. Starring Gong Yoo, popularly known from the hit Korean TV Series “The Coffee Prince.” The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 on May 13. On August 7, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record with over 10 million moviegoers.

This is director Yeon Sang-ho’s first live-action film which is a sequel to his animated film titled“Seoul Station.” The events in Seoul Station takes place one day prior to the events in Train to Busan.

Because of its Hollywood-like appeal, “Busanhaeng” or “Train To Busan” has already been released outside South Korea after its opening on July 20, reaching the United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, France, Hongkong, Germany, Indonesia, Taiwan, Argentina and Chile. Train to Busan is the first Korean film to gross $1 million in Singapore. Its worldwide gross as of August 1, 2016 is US $80,201,768.

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“Train to Busan” opens September 1, 2016 in Philippine cinemas from Red Peter Film and Next Entertainment World, locally distributed by Rafaella Films.