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.