Friday, October 16, 2009

Dingdong Dantes is ‘Andong Agimat’

via Starmometer / October 16, 2009

Dingdong Dantes will star in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel “Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat.”

“Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat” is a popular graphic novel by prize-winning author/illustrator Arnold Arre. Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures has bought the rights to adapt the comic character into television or the big screen.

The movie adaptation of the action-fantasy graphic novel will be directed by Mark Reyes for Viva Films, Unitel Pictures and GMA Films.

The original choice of Tony Gloria for the title role was Robin Padilla but the former kapuso star signed a movie deal with Star Cinema. Dingdong Dantes took the role afterwards.

Marian Rivera was supposed to be Dingdong’s leading lady in “Andong Agimat” but she begged off due to her busy schedules in Darna. Rhian Ramos, Dingdong’s leading lady in Stairway to Heaven, took the role.

Andong Agimat has an estimated budget of P50 million and targeted to be screened at the American Film Market, running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.


Bien Mabbayad said...

Dingdong? DINGDONG?! Ala nang manonood nito, pre. Sorry pero pang drama ka lang at hindi action star. Might as well give the role of Silang to Eugene Domingo.

denice said...

andong agimat will eventually lose its magic through being brought to the mainstream. i doubt the movie will be able to give justice to the book, the characters, the events and the settings. all the heroes shouldn't be locked in the actors of our time. i will always remember ando, silang, maria makiling and all the others as brave and admirable characters in a wonderful, one of a kind book.