‘Maledicto’, inaasahang mag-i-elevate sa Filipino cinema dahil pang-Hollywood

NI: Rohn Romulo

FIRST ever locally-produced horror film ang Maledicto na ihahandog ng Fox Networks Group Philippines na matutungyahan in cinemas nationwide this coming May 1.

Co-produced ito ng Cignal Entertainment at Unitel, at mula sa direksyon ni Mark Meily ang Maledicto na tiyak na magpapatindig-balahibo ng mga manonood.

Ayon kay Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Networks Group Philippines Jude Turcuato,  “Maledicto is a really big feat for FNG, being the first ever film we’ve produced locally, with an all-Filipino cast at that. With Maledicto under our belt, we’re hoping to elevate Filipino cinema to one of a Hollywood pedigree.”

Pangungunahan ito ni Tom Rodriguez na kung saan gaganap siyang Father Xavi, na dating psychologist na naging skeptical exorcist pagkatapos ng tragic death ng kanyang sister na si Mara (played by Inah de Belen).

Makikilala niya si Sister Barbie (played by Jasmine Curtis-Smith), a young nun who has the gift of charism.

Haharapin nila ang case ni Agnes (Miles Ocampo), ang perfect teenager na nagsimula ng manifesting demonic behaviour that rocks the foundations of the church.

Kasama rin sa cast sina Eric Quizon, Martin Escudero, Franco Laurel, Nonie Buencamino, Liza Lorena, at Menggie Cobarrubias.

Masaya ang mga bida na tinanggap nila ang challenge na maging bahagi ng FOX’s first film at na-excite na bigyan ng buhay ang kani-kanilang characters.

“We have always prided ourselves in creating original content that would speak to our audience on a personal level, and I feel that Maledicto will do just that, because faith and belief are things that are innate in almost everyone. More than a horror movie, it is an invitation to look inside ourselves and assess what we truly believe in. We hope that this film will offer a fresh perspective,” pahayag pa ni Mr. Turcuato.

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