VIVA to adapt award-winning Korean sexy thriller ‘The Housemaid’ with Kylie Verzosa

VIVA Films is gearing up for the reimagination of the award-winning South Korean film “The Housemaid,” with Kylie Verzosa on the starring role.

The production team had its virtual story conference today, October 18, headed by its director Roman Perez, Jr. (‘Sol Searching,’ ‘Adan’). Its cast members include Louise Delos Reyes, Jaclyn Jose, Alma Moreno, Jobelyn Manuel, Elia Ilano, and Albert Martinez.

“The Housemaid” focuses on a woman who becomes involved in a destructive love triangle while working as a housemaid for an upper-class family. The 2010 version starring Jeon Do-yeon is actually a remake of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 film of the same name. The former competed for the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It also won major awards at various film festivals around the world.

VIVA has previously announced its acquisition rights for the local adaptation of Korean hits ‘Spellbound,’ ‘The Wedding Dress,’ ‘A Man and A Woman,’ ‘Sunny,’ ‘More Than Blue,’ ‘The Wedding Breaker,’ and the already-completed ‘A Hard Day,’ starring Dingdong Dantes and John Arcilla.

Despite the pandemic, VIVA Films continues to manage its production and promises to deliver quality contents through various platforms other than cinemas.

Watch out for the Philippine remake of “The Housemaid” soon.

Judgment finally decided in Korean hit sequel ‘Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days’

Before they became guardians, they were humans. The secrets of their past and the memories of the guardians’ previous lives are finally unlocked in the record-breaking final chapter of ‘Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days.’

If they assist 49 souls get their reincarnations in a millennium, the three Afterlife Guardians Gang-lim (HA Jung-woo), Hewonmak (JU Ji-hoon), and Deok-choon (KIM Hyang-gi) were promised to get their own reincarnations by the king of Afterlife, Yeomra (LEE Jung-jae). The 3 Guardians choose Su-hong (KIM Dong-wook) as their candidate, but doubts were cast on their candidate, since he wreaked havoc in the Living World by turning into a vengeful spirit.

In exchange for Su-hong’s fair trial, Yeomra tasks the 3 guardians to ascend an old man from the Living World who has surpassed his allotted lifespan. While on the mission, they encountered a rogue god known as Household God (Don LEE) who was protecting the old man and his grandson from the Afterlife Guardians.

Eventually, Hewonmak and Deok-choon discover that the Household God was the Afterlife Guardian who ascended the two of them a millennium ago. To get back their memories of their previous lives, they begin helping the Household God. Can they handle what they will discover from their previous lives? And how will it affect Su-hong’s trial?

According to Director KIM Yong-hwa, in The Two Worlds, they focused into building a believable world in order to focus more on character building and the relationships between them in THE LAST 49 DAYS. Another thing to look forward to in the movie is its CG effects and amazing production designs that make the worlds in the movie look more real.

Just like it’s high-grossing prequel Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, ‘Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days’ recorded an all-time high opening admission in Korean movie history. The movie has the biggest opening week for any Korean film in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan as well.

Watch the Korean fantasy film that is set to make another blockbuster history! ‘Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days’ will open in theaters nationwide on September 5. From VIVA International Pictures & MVP Entertainment.