MANILA -- Ai Ai delas Alas and Marian Rivera portray beauty pageant rivals in their first big screen project together, "Kung Fu Divas."
Released online Thursday, the first trailer for the Onat Diaz-directed film sees delas Alas and Rivera competing in a pageant called "Hiyas ng Dalampasigan."
Their "fight for the crown" quickly escalates to an apparent kung fu match, which literally takes them to the mountains.
The teaser trailer also highlights the film having "two queens [starring together] for the first time... and probably the last time," referring to the lead actresses' being from rival TV networks.
De las Alas, whose most recent movie "Sisterakas" is now the all-time highest grossing local film, is a talent of ABS-CBN. Rivera, on the other hand, is a contract artist of rival network GMA-7.
"Kung Fu Divas" is set to hit theaters nationwide in October 2013.