MANILA – It’s finally happening! The reunion movie of Aga Muhlach and Lea Salonga will push through in 2016.
This was announced by Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos during the “Chat with the Chairman” event at ABS-CBN on Tuesday, as reported by Star Cinema in its website.
Salonga earlier said that she will be very busy in the remaining months of 2015 and won’t be able to do a movie this year.
"I have 'The Voice' and then I have a Broadway show. As in the day after the grand finals, I leave for New York. Our finals will be on August 29 and August 30, August 31, I'm on a plane out. So no movie this year," she had said.
Salonga will be part of the musical "Allegiance" with Japanese-American actor George Takei, which is scheduled to start previews October 6 at the Longacre Theater in New York prior to its official opening on November 8.
Last month, Salonga and Muhlach attended the premiere of the digitally restored version of "Sana Maulit Muli" held at the Cine Adarna at University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
In an interview with dzMM, Salonga hinted that the warm reception at the premiere could help railroad the reunion movie that has been in limbo.
"Maraming oras na ang nakalipas since we did a movie and then to receive that kind of reception doon sa screening, talagang hindi ako makapaniwala na ganun ang naging pagtanggap ng very, very young audience," she said.
"I think microcosm siya of a possibly bigger market na siguro tatangkilikin din nila 'yung pelikula namin kung sakaling gumawa kami ng isa pa," she added.
Aside from "Sana Maulit Muli," Muhlach and Salonga starred in an earlier movie, "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal."
Salonga had said that she only wants to be paired with Muhlach because she is already comfortable working with the actor.
“Minsan lang kasi ako gumawa ng pelikula. As in once every 17 years. I don’t do movies very often so I want to be with people that I’m already comfortable with. There are certain risks that I’d like take when I perform live. But when I do a film, I’d like to stay with a team na nakasanayan ko na,” she explained.