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Star Cinema aims to release “Darna” in 2019

  • ABS-CBN has been working on Darna movie for a long time.
  • ABS-CBN Films executives Olivia Lamasan and Kriz Gazmen revealed when Darna will be released.
  • In October 2018, Erik Matti left the Darna project due to creative differences.

ABS-CBN Creative Department Head Olivia Lamasan and Black Sheep head Kriz Gazmen revealed the list of planned films for 2019. Darna starring Liza Soberano is one of the most anticipated Star Cinema projects. 

Star Cinema plans to release Darna soon.

Showbiz reporter MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News asked when will the said movie be released. The movie is directed by Jerrold Tarog.

“Siyempre pinagdadasal namin next year. Okay naman kami kasi right now, Jerrold is already working on the scripts for Darna.”

Direk Jerrold replaces Direk Erik. 

In October 2018, Erik Matti left the Darna project due to creative differences.

““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.”

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