The Magic 8 of this year’s MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) has been released with not-so-surprising turnout. However, the interesting twist is Bimby, Kris Aquino’s son with cager James Yap, will debut in the movie as lead in “Torky and My Little Bossing” alongside child star Ryzza Mae Dizon.
Kris Aquino and Vic Sotto collaborated for the movie after years of outdoing each other in the MMFF box-office. The high-profile star said she’s just a support in the movie to give way to her son.
"Si Bimb ang bida, hindi ako ang bida. Nandoon ako pero hindi ako ang [bida]," the actress said in an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com.
"Si Torky is Victor, so it's Vic Sotto, si 'little bossing' is Bimb, so kilig-kilig ang nanay," she said.
The Kapamilya TV host-actress said that 6-year-old James Yap, Jr. is set to team up with the 8-year-old OMG! Awards 2013 Child Star of the Year nominee for the modern-day “Pido Dida” of sorts, her hit ‘90s comedy movie with the late Rene Reqiuestas.
"Parang ganoon, parang 'Pido Dida' 2013. Hindi ba cute? That's how noong pinresent sa akin, na 'Pido Dida' ito na 2013 na si Bimb daw, so okay, go!"
Vic and Kris first paired up in the ‘90s movie “My Funny Valentine.”
Mainstream movies reign again
From the 15 shortlisted entries, three out of three ABS-CBN Film Production and its film studio Star Cinema entries made it to the Magic 8.
These include the movie version of hit daytime series “Be Careful with my Heart” with Jeffrey Jeturian as director, Wenn Deramas’ “Boy, Girl, Bakla, Tomboy,” starring Vice Ganda and Maricel Soriano (co-produced by Viva Films) and Franco Mortiz’s “Pagpag,” starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo (co-produced by Regal Entertainment and Star Cinema division Skylight Films.)
Bong Revilla’s Imus Production entry “My Super Kap” starring the actor-politician with Ogie Alcasid, and Toni Gonzaga also made the cut.
Chris Martinez’s “Kimmy Dora” prequel starring Eugene Domingo and Piolo Pascual is also included in the line-up. Piolo also serves as producer through his production outfit Spring Films.
Joyce Bernal’s “10,000 Hours” starring Robin Padilla (Phil Film Studio) is also included.
Meanwhile, Hubo Production’s “San Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir,” starring JM de Guzman, Christian Vasquez and Ryan Eigenmann is the lone independent movie in this year’s film fest.