Robin excited to film MMFF entry '10,000 Hours'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 20 2013 04:07 PM | Updated as of Jun 21 2013 12:07 AM

Action star Robin Padilla. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Action star Robin Padilla feels honored that his movie, “10,000 Hours,” was chosen to be an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

In the said movie, Padilla will be portraying the role of a politician who went into hiding for months to evade the accusations made against him.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Padilla explained how elated he is to headline an action movie anew.

“Sampung libong oras akong nagtago. Ako’y isang senador dito at napagbintangan siya. Yung 10,000 hours, 'yun 'yung mga oras na siya’y nagtago, hinabol at nakabalik,” he said.

Padilla added: “Matindi ito. Habulan ito sa Europe. Siguro ngayon pa lang magkakaroon ng ganitong klaseng pelikula at ang punta ho namin sa Amsterdam, sa Eastern Europe. Matindi ito. Ang mga kaupakan ko dito mga puti.”

According to the 43-year-old actor, this movie will also be a reunion project of sorts with director Joyce Bernal.

“May lihim na pag-ibig sa isa’t isa ni Bb. Joyce. Matagal na naming pangarap ito. Nag-uumpisa pa lang kami sa Viva noong araw, gusto na naming gumawa ng ganung action. Pinagpala naman kami ng Panginoon na matuloy ito,” he said.

Meanwhile, the actor denied that he chose this movie over another project titled “Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at Mga Anak,” which will be produced by his own brother, Rommel.

"Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at Mga Anak" was among the film submissions that failed to earn a slot as an official entry to the 39th MMFF.

“Hindi [koi to mas pinili]. Isusumpa ako ni utol kasi si Kuya Rommel ang producer noon eh. Ako’y naghugas ng kamay dito. Nung ipinasa ang script ng ‘Sa Ngalan ng Ama,’ nagdasal lang ako na kung sinong matatanggap, 'yung ang sa palagay ko sa kanya pinagpala,” he said.