- Erik Matti gave up directing the Darna movie.
- Jerrold Tarog is now the new director of the movie.
- Former Darna herself, Angel Locsin, commented on this change of directors.
Former Darna Angel Locsin spoke about the change of directors for Darna. Erik Matti recently gave up directing the movie which stars Liza Soberano as the iconic flying heroine.
Jerrold Tarog is now the new director of the movie.
Angel on change of directors.
Angel shared how she isn’t updated in news about Darna. She, however, knows that ABS-CBN and Star Cinema vow to make Darna one of their biggest projects.
“Honestly, wala akong masyadong balita sa Darna ngayon. Pero alam ko, ‘yun talaga ang pinakaimportanteng project ng ABS-CBN. So kung anuman ang mangyari sa Darna, alam ko na super ganda pa rin ang kakalabasan. Wala akong alam sa mga nangyayari pero excited ako na mapanood.”
Change of directors.
In a press statement, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema announced that award-winning director Tarog will helm the movie.
“ABS-CBN and Sar Cinema are pleased to announce that award-winning filmmaker Jerrold Tarog is the new director of “Darna,” with Liza Soberano in the lead role.
Jerrold, who successfully helmed the critically-acclaimed hits “Heneral Luna” and “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” has warmly accepted the project and will soon commence working on the film.
ABS-CBN and Star Cinema are grateful to Artikulo Uno Productions for graciously allowing Jerrold to do the project. We welcome Jerrold’s fresh take, innovative ideas, and signature directorial style to make Darna’s return to the big screen a rare cinematic experience for moviegoers.”
Angel was one of the first choices of Star Cinema to play in the film version. This didn’t push through because of her health issues.