- Alden Richards is set to star in the upcoming series The Gift
- Many fans are now suggesting to rework the title of the upcoming series
- The title has already been used numerous times in the past
Many fans are now suggesting to rework the title of Alden Richards’ upcoming series The Gift. Some remarked that the title was too plain and common for a series.
Aside from this, the title was also used numerous times in films and another series.
The title The Gift was used in 2000 for an American supernatural film directed by Sam Raimi. It told the story of Annie who was involved in a murder case as a result of acquiring knowledge about the crime through extrasensory perception.
In 2013, Ogie Alcasid, Ara Mina, and Arci Muñoz were supposed to star in a TV5 series with the same name but this was shelved. It was supposed to be Ogie’s first teleserye with TV5.
In 2015, the title was also used in the psychological thriller film directed by Joel Edgerton. The film was about a young married couple whose lives who are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
This year, The Gift was the title of the iWant movie of Sharlene San Pedro and Nash Aguas released last January 2011. The movie revolves around Cocoy (Nash), a teenager suffering from Asperger syndrome, and Tina (Sharlene), who has a congenital heart problem. The two meet in a therapy clinic and will soon find love and hope in each other.
Fans are hoping that GMA Network will change the title of Alden’s newest series.
Alden is now hailed as the new Box Office King after starring in the Blockbuster film Hello, Love, Goodbye with Kathryn Bernardo, the Box Office Queen. The movie has now earned P600 million at the box office and still has international screenings.
The Gift will tell the story of Joseph/Seph (Alden) who is able to foretell the future and look back into the past after he becomes blind. He will use this ability to help his community in times of needs. Recently, Alden underwent an immersion to acquaint himself how a blind person lives. The series will mostly be shot in Divisoria and is set to be released in September this year.
Joining Alden in the cast are Jean Garcia, Jo Berry, Mikee Quintos, Thia Thomalla, Betong Sumaya, Christian Vasquez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Rochelle Pangilinan, Martin del Rosario, Mikoy Morales, and Ysabel Ortega.