- 2018 is far from over. So here are just some of the upcoming Pinoy films that we are excited about this year.
- Check out these films from Vice Ganda, Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Maja Salvador, Coco Martin to Anne Curtis and many more.
We just had two of the much-awaited film festivals of the country recently: the 14th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and the second year of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. We are already down to the second half of 2018 but the list of amazing local films debuting on our screens is quite long indeed.
This October, we’ll have the highly anticipated Cinema One Originals and the annual Metro Manila Film Festival by December. So here are just some of the upcoming Pinoy films that we are excited about this 2018.
Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka (Romcom)
Written and directed by ex-PBB alumni Fifth Solomon, this romcom stars Alex Gonzaga with Vin Abrenica, Jerald Napoles and Candy Pangilinan. Also starring Rufa Mae Quinto, Jayson Gainza, Loisa Andalio, Alora Sasam, Joj Agpangan, Jai Agpangan, Ricci Chan, Juan Miguel Severo, Cai Cortez and Keiko Necesario. From Wilbros Films, it will hit cinemas nationwide this September 19.
This action anthology filmfeatures three stories: “Virgo”, “72 Hours” & “Amats”. “Tres” stars Revilla brothers Jolo Revilla, Bryan Revilla, and Luigi Revilla. It is directed by Dondon Santos and Richard Somes, produced by Imus Productions, and distributed by CineScreen. Coming to cinemas this October 3.
To Love Some Buddy (Romance)
Starring Maja Salvador and Zanjoe Marudo, directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. After giving us two of the best romance films this 2018, the millennial love story “So Connected” and the hugot tearjerker “The Day After Valentine’s”, Jason Paul Laxamana is set to give us his final film for this year. Maja Salvador and Zanjoe Marudo star in this romance flick from Star Cinema and Black Sheep.
Double Twisting Double Back (Sports, Drama)
“Some truths are so twisted you can’t face them.” Set in the competitive world of adult male gymnastics, Double Twisting Double Back is about Badger and his culpable best friend’s quest to outsmart each other. It stars Tony Labrusca and Joem Bascon. It is produced by Mark Shandii Bacolod. An official entry to the CinemaOne Originals Film Festival 2018.
Hospicio (Horror, Thriller)
Leslie (Loisa Andalio) is sent to a rehab-cum-wellness center following a drug-related shootout that left her little sister in coma. Inside, she realizes that the place is more than just a rehab that it claims to be. Another official entry to the Cinema One Originals film festival this October 2018.
Bagyong Bheverlynn (Comedy)
Starring Rufa Mae Quinto and Edgar Allan Guzman, directed by Charliebebs Gohetia. What if your emotions have the power to create a super typhoon that could destroy all humanity? This year’s Cinema One Originals give us this one of a kind comedy starring Rufa Mae Quinto as a superhuman named “Bagyong Bheverlynn” (with an “H”, plus double the “N”). An official entry to the Cinema One Originals film festival. Raining in cinemas this October 2018.
Sakaling Maging Tayo (Romance)
Starring Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon, directed by JP Habac. The irresistible loveteam of McLisse is finally debuting on the big screen with JP Habac (of “I’m Drunk, I Love You”) helming the romantic film from Star Cinema and Quantum Films.
Block Z (Horror, Thriller)
Starring Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, Ian Veneracion, Maris Racal and Markus Paterson, directed by Mikhail Red. Star Cinema is set to break free from its tradition of romance and comedy films as it brings us its first zombie horror film “Block Z” under the direction of Mikhail Red (‘Birdshot”, “Eerie”). Can you already imagine our favorite love team JoshLia all covered in blood as they fight for their survival in a zombie apocalypse?
Eerie (Horror, Mystery)
Starring Bea Alonzo and Charo Santos-Concio, directed by Mikhail Red. Star Cinema’s upcoming horror mystery follows the unexpected and gruesome death of a student of an old Catholic school for girls. The school guidance counselor Pat Consolacion (Bea Alonzo), tries her best to help the students cope with the sudden death of their schoolmate, and at the same time tries to unravel the mysteries surrounding the student’s death. Most students have their eyes on the stern and abusive Mother Alice (Charo Santos-Concio), who also threatens Pat’s tenure in the school because of her attempts in discovering the secret of the student’s death. Pat ended up finding Eri, a former student who’s been watching them secretly for years. As she gets deeper into the mystery, Pat discovers the secret of their school and the monster they’ve been keeping for so many years.
Second Coming (Horror)
From the studio who brought us “Seklusyon” and “Buybust” comes this bloody horror flick from director Jet Leyco. Produced by Dondon Monteverde and Erik Matti of Reality Entertainment, this upcoming horror film features “Sana Dalawa ang Puso” star Jodi Sta. Maria, together with Marvin Agustin.
Para Sa Broken Hearted (Romance, Drama)
The sequel to Marcelo Santos III’s best-selling novel “Para Sa Hopeless Romantic” (which was also adapted into a film starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre in 2015) finally gets the big screen treatment. This film is another endearing romance-drama of heartbreaks and happy endings. Directed by Digo Ricio, it stars Yassi Pressman, Shy Carlos, Louise Delos Reyes, Marco Gumabao and Sam Concepcion and produced by Viva Films and Sari Sari.
The Girl in the Orange Dress (Romance)
Starring Jessy Mendiola and Jericho Rosales, directed by Jay Abello, produced by Quantum Films and MJM Productions. Anna, a conservative girl wakes up in bed in a 5-star hotel room with Rye, the biggest celebrity actor of the country and has no memory of how she got there. Now she has to avoid and escape the media and fans swarming outside the hotel, along with Cacai, her best friend who has given her whole life to loving Rye. “The Girl in the Orange Dress” ventures into a reverse-courtship — getting to know and falling in love after a night of intoxication, into stereotypes and perceptions that break down walls, into friendships that know no bounds, and into love that withstands the price and baggage of fame.
Jack Em Poy: The PulisCredibles (Comedy)
Starring Coco Martin, Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza, directed by Coco Martin. This action comedy flick starring three of the biggest names in the country is produced by Star Cinema, CCM Films Productions, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment and will serve as an official entry to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Aurora (Horror, Thriller)
Starring Anne Curtis, directed by Yam Laranas. After starring in two of this year’s box-office hits Sid and Aya: Not A Love Story and BuyBust, Anne Curtis will be part again of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival in Aurora. The film also stars Marco Gumabao, Arnold Reyes, Mercedes Cabral, Alan Paule and Ricardo Cepeda, produced by Aliud Entertainment and distributed by Viva Films.
Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince, and The Perya (Comedy, Fantasy)
Starring Vice Ganda, Kisses Delavin, Donny Pangilinan, Loisa Andalio, Maymay Entrata, Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, directed by Barry Gonzales. The unkabogable Vice Ganda returns to this year’s MMFF with “Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince, and The Perya”. Prioduced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, it will hit theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018.
Class of 2018 (Horror, Thriller)
After giving us this year’s feel-good Pinoy romantic musical “Bakwit Boys”, T-Rex Entertainment will send us screaming in terror with their latest film, “Class of 2018” starring Nash Aguas, Sharlene Santos San Pedro, CJ Navato, and Kristel Fulgar, together with Kiray Celis, Michelle Vito, Ethan Salvador, John Vic Ortiz De Guzman, Mark Anthony Oblea, CJ Abueg, Lara Fortuna, Justin de Guzman, Arturo Arceo, Shiara Dizon, Noubikko Ray, Eisen Lim, Kaiser Boado, Jude Matthew Servilla, Limer Veloso, Yvette Sanchez, Micah Jackson, Jerom Canlas. With Ady Alandy, Yayo Martinez, Lotlot De Leon, Dido de la Paz, Sherry Lara. Co-written by Jericho Aguado and co-written and directed by Bebs Sabellano Gohetia.
Exes Baggage (Romance)
Starring Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino, directed by Dan Villegas. Everyone is already excited for the return of the CarGel loveteam in Dan Villegas’ upcoming romance film. Hugot queen Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino star in this film under ABS-CBN’s newest film label Black Sheep.