VIVA Films greets the new year, 2016, with a big bang as it presents the much-anticipated film, Bob Ong’s “Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin,” dubbed as the epic trilogy to end all trilogies, come January 13.
Based on Bob Ong’s best-selling novel of the same title, “Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin” is a comedy, action, romance, horror and drama film rolled into one.
It stars some of local filmdom’s biggest stars including Maricel Soriano, Herbert Bautista, Cristine Reyes, Benjie Paras, Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Ballesteros, Jayson Gainza, Antoinette Taus and teen sweetheart Shy Carlos.
The trilogy is a rib-tickling spoof of the commercial filmmaking in the Philippines, under the able direction of three of today’s well-respected filmmakers, Mark Meily, Andoy Ranay and Chris Martinez.
Direk Mark is at the helm of episode one, “Bala sa Bala, Kamao sa Kamao, Satsat sa Satsat,” featuring Benjie and Candy in lead roles.
It tells the story of a guy who is one of only two survivors in a massacre, which occurs right after his church wedding. Along the way he meets and falls in love with a famous actress, who unwittingly leads him to the drug lord who masterminded the massacre.
The second episode, meanwhile, Direk Andoy’s “Shake, Shaker, Shakest,” marks the first team up of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and QC Mayor Herbert Bautista on the big screen.
“Shake…” talks about a middle class family that gets stranded in a haunted house and experiences all sorts of horrific adventures/misadventures during their stay. The family must race against time to find the cursed object, which they unknowingly brought with them at the start of their journey.
On the other hand, Direk Chris handles episode three, “Asawa ni Marie,” which is a soap opera-comedy about the love quadrangle among poor farm girl Marie (played by Cristine), the two brothers who own the farm and the girlfriend of one of the brothers who makes life miserable for poor Marie.
Moviegoers need not go far to experience action, romance, comedy, horror and drama in just one seating. Bob Ong’s Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin promises to serve every cineaste’s craving in generous proportions.
“Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin” opens January 13, 2016 in theaters nationwide. Rated PG by the MTRCB.