[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”16″]Four films are included in the initial list of 2018 MMFF official entries. [/quote]
Manila, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) released the first four (4) participating films in the 2018 MMFF on Friday.
Among the four entries released is the Vice Ganda-starrer Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and The Perya, which is a joint production from Star Cinema and Viva Films. Up and coming stars Maris Racal, Loisa Andalio and Maymay Entrata will join the phenomenal box office star in the new comedy-fantasy-family flick. Fantastica will be directed by Barry Gonzales.
The film will hope to topple Vice Ganda’s own record in the film festival. Last year, his MMFF entry with Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, titled “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad”, earned almost P600 million, breaking previous records. The film’s immense success has also earned him yet another Phenomenal Box Office Star from the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF), alongside his co-stars.
With the addition of Maymay, Maris and Loisa, who all have considerably large fanbases, Fantastica is expected to reap another box office record from Vice Ganda.
Going head-to-head with Fantastica is the highly anticipated team up of Vic Sotto and Coco Martin. Their own MMFF entry titled Popo en Jack: The Pulisincredibles, is an action-comedy flick under Sotto’s own production company MZet Productions.
Other big names who will be joining the 2018 MMFF include Anne Curtis, Kim Chiu, and Jericho Rosales.
Below is the complete list of the first four 2018 MMFF entries:
Starring: Anne Curtis, directed by Yam Laranas
Film Company: Viva Films
Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and The Perya
Starring: Vice Ganda, Maris Racal, Loisa Andalio, and Maymay Entrata, directed by Barry Gonzalez
Film Company: Star Cinema and Viva Films
Girl in the Orange Dress
Starring: Jessy Mendiola, Jericho Rosales, Kim Chiu, Tom Rodriguez, directed by Jay Abello
Film Company: Quantum and MJM Films
Popo en Jack: The Pulisincredibles
Starring: Vic Sotto, Coco Martin, directed by Rodel Nacianceno
Film Company: MZet, APT, and CCM Productions
The MMFF committee is expected to release the additional films soon.