Sad news to John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo fans: the much-awaited reunion movie of the two has been "put on hold," director Cathy Garcia-Molina revealed.
Last night, October 22, Direk Cathy shared the news herself during the Bloggers Conference of her fundraising event "Pakpak ng Pangarap."
She said that she was already in the process of developing the film with Star Cinema until it had to be "postponed."
"Ang totoo po kasi dapat talaga I was supposed to do John Lloyd-Bea [this year]. 'Yun 'yung naka-line up sa'kin during the pandemic. As in 'yun ang mini-meeting namin lagi," she revealed to the press.
"Until medyo tumatagal po kami kasi siyempre hindi naman matantiya 'yung pandemya tapos may creative process pa po 'yan. Inabutan na ng hindi available si Loydie. May mga prior commitments na siya. Na-put on hold so binigyan ako ng bago," she added.
The Blockbuster Director also shared that she had already discussed the storyline with John Lloyd and with Star Cinema Creative Director, screenwriter Carmi Raymundo.
"Bago pa mag-pandemya nagkita kami sa UP kumain pa kami nila Carmi kasi nga inayos namin 'tong kwento. Tapos nag-meeting na rin kami online. Marami nang ganoon hanggang sa 'di umabot," she said.
Apart from the JLC-Bea film, Direk Cathy's new project would most likely be "delayed" as well due to COVID-19 filming restrictions.
"Itong nakaraan meron po ako ulit [na bagong project] sabi ko, baka pwedeng next year na lang. 'Wag na na natin ipilit kung hindi talaga akma. Kasi ako po ang nagsasabi sa Star Cinema, I am very honest na it will be really hard for me to direct ng may social distancing," she said.
"I'm a very highly physical po mag-direct, eh. I hold them, I talk to them, I touch them. Paano ko 'to imo-motivate nang malayo? I talk to my cameramen. Ako gusto ko sama-sama ang staff ko 'pag kumakain kami tapos one seat apart? Hindi ko ma-figure out sa utak ko po talaga," she pressed.
"I know there are ways, some did it and I congratulate them. Saludo ako sa kanila. But I told Inang (Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia Lamasan), I don't know how. So, sabi ko kung kaya namang i-delay, i-delay."
Direk Cathy is known for her blockbuster films with John Lloyd and Bea such as "One More Chance," "A Second Chance," and "Now That I Have You," among others.
For those who want to take part in her "Pakpak ng Pangarap" fundraising event this October 31, tickets are now available on KTX.ph for only P99.
All the proceeds from the event will be used to buy laptops for 100 students who do not have the means to purchase one of their own, to be used for at-home learning.
Watch the full event teaser here:
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