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‘Darna’ franchise remains with ABS-CBN; postpones film production indefinitely

ABS-CBN gives an official update regarding Jane de Leon’s adaptation of the popular ‘Darna’.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the production of Jane de Leon’s version of ‘Darna’ was suspended indefinitely according to the official statement released by ABS-CBN this afternoon. Along with this, the closure of ABS-CBN made it difficult to collect funds to continue production.

Statement on “Darna” Film:

The rights to “Darna” remain with ABS-CBN as it decides to postpone the film production indefinitely after careful deliberation on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on movie production and cinemas.

We are committed to following production guidelines under the new normal and the safety of the actors and production team is a top priority. However, because the movie requires complex logistics, crowd shots, and fight scenes that involve physical contact, it will be difficult to give justice to the superhero film while strictly adhering to the guidelines.

We are still in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis that makes it also difficult to assess when cinemas will recover and see audiences returning.



We thank the cast, staff, and production crew for all the hard work they put into the project. We are also grateful to the Ravelo family, the Darna fans, and the public for their unrelenting support and understanding.

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