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VIVA Films: PEDRO PENDUKO (James Reid)



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  • kyupaybkyupayb Objective Threadstarter ✭✭✭
    Nice! Great title. Pang MMFF ba?
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    Efren Reyes in Pedro Penduko (1954)




    Ramon Zamora in Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (1973)


    Ramon Zamora in Bagsik at Kamandag ni Pedro Penduko (1974)


    Janno Gibbs in Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko (1994)


    Janno Gibbs in Pedro Penduko, Episode II: The Return of the Comeback (2000)


    Matt Evans in Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko (2006)



    Matt Evans in Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao (2007)
  • kyupaybkyupayb Objective Threadstarter ✭✭✭
    Why was James Reid chosen as new Pedro Penduko in film reboot?
    by FM Ganal posted on August 11, 2017


    IMAGE FM Ganal / Art by Jerome Jagonia
    James Reid was introduced as the new Pedro Penduko during HISTORY Con 2017 held at the World Trade Center. This event is ongoing until August 13, 2017.

    There is a new Pinoy superhero in town.

    James Reid made a special appearance at the opening day of the HISTORY Con 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
    The 24-year-old Kapamilya star announced that he will be taking on the role of Pedro Penduko in a film reboot under VIVA Films and Epik Studios in 2018.
    James admitted that he had "never played a superhero before" and that this would be his "first time to [take] on a big role."

    He will be the fifth actor to play Pedro Peduko with Janno Gibbs and Matt Evans among the actors who last appeared as the character in film and television, respectively.

    SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS. Netizens had mixed reactions to the Filipino-Australian actor portraying the all-Pinoy comic book character of National Artist for Visual Arts Francisco V. Conching.

    While most showed their unwavering support for their idol, others weren't enthused with James as the top choice.

    However, Epik Studios' re-imagination of the Pedro Penduko series—which began through the release of the studios' first official graphic novel Pedro Penduko: The Legend Begins—helped put some perspective to James' casting.
    Pedro Penduko: The Legend Begins had a soft launch at the 2016 Asia Pop Comic Con.

    The graphic novel later had its grand launch at the New York Comic Con 2016, which became the first time a Filipino character was released at a prestigious international convention.

    This re-imagining of the Pedro Penduko story was an attempt for the creative studio to expand the comic's universe and introduce the story to the current generation.

    With that in mind, readers were introduced to Peter Harris.

    Its synopsis read: "Peter Harris feels like he doesn't belong. A Filipino who lived all his life in the U.S. where he grew up bullied since grade school.

    "Now 20 years old, he has had enough and wants to escape.

    "Just then, his adoptive dather passes away in a tragic accident involving something supernatural that nobody can explain.

    "It will all unfold to him when he goes back to the Philippines to look for his mother whom he hasn't seen since he was an infant.

    "When he finds her, he learns that she has been a victim of a curse given by the ruler of Eastern Kasamaan…

    "Does a loser and a whiny wimp like him has what it takes to take on the role of the new Pedro Penduko?"

    Here's a look at the first concept art of James as "Peter Harris" or the new Pedro Penduko as drawn by artist Jerome Jagonia.

    The graphic novel is available at the Epik Studios booth in HISTORY Con 2017. It is ongoing until August 13 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

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    lolit-solis.jpg STARTALK Ni Lolit Solis (Pang-Masa) | Updated August 13, 2017

    James patpatin na, kailangan kumain ng madami para sa Pedro Penduko


    Dapat magdagdag ng timbang si James Reid bago niya umpisahan ang shooting ng Pedro Penduko.

    Malaki kasi ang ipinangayayat ni James at pansin na pansin ito ng fans niya na nakasubaybay sa lahat ng kanyang activities. Kailangan din ni James ng martial arts training dahil sure na maraming action scenes ang Pedro Penduko.

    Hindi pa sinasabi ng Viva Films ang aktres na makakapareha ni James sa Pedro Penduko pero si Dan Villegas ang direktor ng project.
  • kyupaybkyupayb Objective Threadstarter ✭✭✭
    James Reid to reunite with girlfriend Nadine for a project; James to co-star with Sarah Geronimo
    by Jojo Gabinete posted on August 14, 2017


    IMAGE Viva (left frame) / Noel Orsal
    James Reid is set to reunite with girlfriend Nadine Lustre for a movie. Aside from doing Pedro Penduko, James will also be part of Sarah Geronimo's upcoming film Miss Granny.

    Si Dan Villegas ang direktor ng re-imagined film reboot tampok ang Pinoy superhero character na si Pedro Penduko.

    Ang karakter na ito pinasikat noong 1954 ng aktor na si Efren Reyes at ginampanan ni Ramon Zamora sa 1973 movie na Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko.

    Si James Reid ang gaganap na Pedro Penduko sa Dan Villegas project na joint venture ng Viva Films at Epik Studios.

    Kinumpirma ni James ang pagbibida sa Pedro Penduko sa special appearance niya sa History Con 2017 na ginanap sa World Trade Convention Center.

    Natutuwa si James dahil natupad ang pangarap nito na gampanan ang karakter ni Pedro Penduko na una niyang narinig nang dumalo siya sa 37th Manila International Book Fair noong September 2016 para sa book signing ng Pedro Penduko: The Legend Begins.

    Marami ang nakapansin sa malaking pagkakahawig ni James sa commemorative lithograph ni Pedro Penduko na ibinigay sa kanya sa 37th Manila International Book Fair.

    “I’m happy, I’m the inspiration… the look of Pedro Penduko. It’s nice to know I’m the peg.

    “I’ve read the book and it’s different, mas serious siya.

    “It’s very flattering, it’s really cool. It’s going in my bedroom.

    “I hope I can give it justice if ever I take it. If it becomes a movie,” ang sabi ni James tungkol sa posibilidad na siya ang gaganap na Pedro Penduko na binigyang-buhay rin nina Janno Gibbs (1994 and 2000) at Matt Evans (2006).

    Target ng Viva Films na ipalabas sa huling linggo ng March 2018 ang Pedro Penduko movie ni James.

    Tatapusin muna ni James ang shooting ng pelikula nila ni Nadine Lustre na mapapanood sa mga sinehan sa October 2017 pero hihintayin muna niya na maalis ang plaster cast sa kanyang braso na resulta ng isang minor injury.

    Gagawin din ni James ang Philippine adaptation ng Korean movie na Miss Granny na pagbibidahan ni Sarah Geronimo. Ang kuwento nito ay tungkol sa isang grandmother na bumalik sa pagiging bata dahil sa isang magical photo booth.

    Si James ang gaganap na apo ni Sarah sa Miss Granny.

  • kyupaybkyupayb Objective Threadstarter ✭✭✭
    September 18, 2016 Breaking News Movies LionhearTV


    Almost 8 years after the last reincarnation of “Pedro Penduko,” James Reid is now being rumored to play the role of this Pinoy superhero.

    On September 15, James attended the 37th Manila International Book Fair for the book signing of “Pedro Penduko: The Legend Begins.” He was awarded a special commemorative litograph by Epik Studios. As the title suggests, the book, co-published by Viva-Psicom, will be the first in a series focusing on the popular komiks character created by Francisco Coching, a national artist for the visual arts.

    “Pedro Penduko” was played by Efren Reyes Sr. (1954), Ramon Zamora (1973), Janno Gibbs (1994) and the last was Matt Evans (2006).

    > Last year pa pala to.
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    September 18, 2016 Movies LionhearTV


    Former actor who once played “Pedro Penduko” in the teleserye, Matt Evans was asked about his reaction on James Reid which is now being rumored to play “Pedro Penduko” in a movie soon.


    In an interview by PUSH, Matt believes James can pull off the role, “Sobrang galing nong tao, tingin ko maitatayo niya ‘yung show ng maayos tsaka ‘yun nga tingin ko magi-explore na naman sila ng panibagong kwento kasi explorer talaga si Pedro Penduko so sa tingin ko malayo ‘yung istoryang mararating nila dito.”

    He also hopes to be part of this remake, “Sana makatrabaho ko si James, makasama ako sa show.”


    Matt played the iconic role in 2006 with Melissa Ricks as his love interest named Prinsesa Hiyas.
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    Is James Reid the next Pedro Penduko?
    ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Aug 26 2016 06:08 PM


    MANILA - Actor James Reid on Friday reacted to rumors that he is being eyed to play the role of Pinoy superhero Pedro Penduko, which was previously portrayed by Matt Evans.
    "I also heard that. Yes, we will see," he said in an interview during the launch of his newest endorsement, Fujifilm.
    "I like the idea. It will be fun," he added.
    Reid went on to say that he has always wanted to do a superhero or fantasy series.
    "I would love to take on a fantasy role eventually," he said.
    A graphic novel starring a re-imagined Pedro Penduko will be launched in this year's New York Comic Con, introducing the iconic superhero to a wider audience.
    ('Pedro Penduko' graphic novel to be launched in New York)
    Reid is excited over "Till I Met You," his upcoming series with his real-life sweetheart Nadine Lustre. It will premiere on ABS-CBN on Monday, August 29.
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    Nadine on her own
    August 16, 2017Written by Joey AquinoPublished in ShowbizRead: 77
    GOING solo na ngayon si Nadine Lustre.

    That is as far as her hosting stint on “It’s Showtime” is concerned. Maganda ang ipinapakita niyang performance bilang isa sa bagong regular hosts ng Kapamilya noontime show. Nakakasabay din siya sa mga joke ni Vice Ganda. Kaya naman hindi lang siya pamparami. In other words, she is quite functional as host.

    Samantala, magsosolo na ang kanyang real and reel partner na si James Reid sa pelikulang Pedro Penduko. Unfortunately, Nadine is not part of the movie. Kaya malaking hamon ito para sa young actress. She has to prove that with or without James, she can go on with her career. Ito ang downside sa loveteam dahil ‘pag nabuwag ito, tiyak na makaka-apekto sa career nila. Lalo na ‘pag magkarelasyon sila sa tunay na buhay. Sa ngayon, kasama sa credit si James sa lahat ng tagumpay ni Nadine sa mga ginawang teleserye at pelikula. Kaya mukhang mahirap kumawala sa kanilang JaDine love team.

    Ngayon na magkakaroon na ng sariling movie itong si James, kaya na rin bang magdala ng sariling pelikula ni Nadine? Just asking...
  • kyupaybkyupayb Objective Threadstarter ✭✭✭
    Repost: Nadine Lustre Reveals She Has a Role in James Reid's 'Pedro Penduko'

    Image courtesy of


    Will Nadine Lustre join her boyfriend James Reid for the new film adaptation of Pedro Penduko?

    Earlier this month, it was announced that Reid emerged as the top choice to take on the re-imagined version of the superhero, first created by Francisco Coching, a national artist for the visual arts.

    In an interview with Push, Lustre expressed support for her boyfriend's new project and revealed that she has been told of a role in the film.

    “Sabi nila… Ewan ko kasi alam mo naman ako 'pag sinabi sa akin siyempre si James ‘yun, susuportahahan ko ‘yan 'pag sinabi nila. Kahit cameo ‘yan, go ako diyan di ba, siyempre. Sabi nila Maria Makiling daw, sabi ni Boss [Vic] sa akin,” she said.

    In the original komiks, Pedro Penduko is a Filipino folk hero who fights evil forces with the aid of a magical amulet.

    A re-imagined version of the story was written by Regene Estolatan under Epik Studios, wherein the character is a wimpy teen named Peter Harris, who was raised in the US by his adoptive father and is the next "chosen one."

    Reid earlier said that filming for the movie has begun, but its release date has yet to be revealed.
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    Pedrow Pendukow
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    Insta Scoop: James Reid Trains as Pedro Penduko

    Image courtesy of Instagram: james
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    Insta Scoop: Janno Gibbs Passes on the Torch of Pedro Penduko to James Reid

    Image courtesy of Instagram: vivaartistsagency

    sana magcameo ona special role si janno... pati past pedro pendukos.. matt evans din tsaka ramon Zamora (buhay pa ba sya?)
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    Nadine Lustre will be part of new 'Pedro Penduko' film

    ABS-CBN News

    Posted at Oct 20 2017 06:41 PM




    Nadine Lustre will be part of the upcoming "Pendro Penduko" movie starring her boyfriend, James Reid.

    On Thursday, Viva Entertainment released a video online citing director Paul Basinilio as the source of the confirmation.

    Lustre's exact role was not revealed, however.

    The big screen adaptation of "Pedro Penduko," which will feature a re-imagined version of the popular talisman-wielding Pinoy superhero, will be helmed by Dan Villegas.

    Reid was announced as the newest actor to take on the role last August, inheriting the mantle from the likes of Janno Gibbs and Matt Evans.

    It will be based on the new "Pedro Penduko" book written by Regene Estolatan under Epik Studios. In it, the next "chosen one" is a wimpy teen named Peter Harris, who was raised in the US by his adoptive father.

    His official origin story is as follows: "Peter Harris feels like he doesn't belong. A Filipino who lived all his life in the US where he grew up being bullied since grade school. Now 20 years old, he has had enough and wants to escape.

    "Just then, his adoptive father passes away in a tragic accident involving something supernatural that nobody can explain.

    "It will all unfold to him when he goes back to the Philippines to look for his mother whom he hasn't seen since he was an infant. When he finds her, he learns that she has been a victim of a curse given by a ruler of Eastern Kasamaan.

    "As he embarks on a journey to find a cure, he learns so much more than what he originally set out to discover. That he is no ordinary human, and that he may be the prophesied 'chosen one' who will save the entire town from the rising evil that threatens it.

    "However, does a loser and a whiny wimp like him have what it takes to take on the role of the new Pedro Penduko?"

    The modern twist aims to revitalize the dated imagery of the superhero for new fans.

    A release date for the film has yet to be announced.

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