Monday, June 05, 2006

Zsazsa no longer Rufa but Zsazsa instead?

The following article segment is by Bayani San Diego Jr., and appears in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

A NEW DIRECTOR IS NOW ATTACHED TO the movie version of Carlo Vergara’s comic book, “Ang Kagilagilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah.”

“Zsazsa,” which is produced by Regal Entertainment, is among the approved 10 entries in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

MMFF Best Director Joel Lamangan (“Mano Po”) takes over the director’s chair, vacated by another MMFF Best Director Mark Meily (“Crying Ladies”).

This development was confirmed by Meily, Lamangan and Regal producer Lily Monteverde.

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Lamangan divulged that “everything is still up in the air, when it comes to the cast.”

“There is a chance that the cast will be changed,” Monteverde concurred. “Casting is always dependent on the director’s recommendations. As of now, Zsazsa Padilla might get the role back.”

Originally, Kris Aquino was cast as “Zsazsa.” After Aquino proved unavailable, Rufa Mae Quinto and Padilla were considered for the part.

Now, “Zsazsa” seems back to, well, Zsazsa.

“I talked to Rufa Mae last night,” Monteverde recounted. “In the end, it would be better for her because she has another MMFF entry, ‘Short Time.’”

14 comments:

bocceli said...

Not liking the developments of the movie version. I'm not liking it at all... ok na si Rufa Mae eh. She's got the spunk to do Zaturnah. SIGH.

zee said...

naku good luck sa movie.
i hope they'd finally make up their minds na regarding sa cast. hay.

Anonymous said...

tsk. sayang talaga!!!
-henson

Dennis said...

Napulitika yata ah...since Zsazsa really expressed interest on the title role. Well sana lang talagang makuha nila ang ganda ng pagkakasulat ng komiks.
Hey Carlo, di na kita ma-reach hehe :)

Anonymous said...

watttt????

i don't know what's happening na with the movie version..sorry carl, pero parang namumurder ang obra mo...with regal doing it? i mean, yeah, right, we can all be rest assured na commercialist venture talaga ang pag atakeng gagawin nila sa isang otherwise oh so artistic literary piece.

anu ba yan.

zsazsa padilla??????

MALAKING JOKE na ang nagaganap!
i have nothing against her, to set the records straight, but i think (and i think i'm not naman d only one who feels/thinks the same way) na she's too old for the role of zsazsa zaturnnah!

ewan ko na talaga.

sabi nga sa isang part ng programme ng ze muzikal,(quoted from a starlet)-->

"it's a crazy planets."

yun lang.

nagpapahayag lang po ng sentimyento over sa isang napagandang likha ng artist-genius na malamang ngayon ay masisira/mawawalan ng esensya dahil sa kulturang kunsumerismong sumisira sa estetika ng lipunang pinoy.

sorry for the rant.

-starla_ako

Dinno Erece said...

bigyan niyo naman po kami chance c",)

vincedejesus said...

Basta ako, after learning from Mark Meily na hindi na siya ang magdidirek ng movie (which was really sad... really sad kasi I wanted to work with him again... he is such a brilliant story-teller!) inimbitahan ko agad si Joel Lamangan para manood ng 3rd rerun ng ZSAZSA ZATURNNAH ZE MUZIKAL sa Batute CCP kasi siya na nga daw ang magdidirek. I'm sure that Joel will do a pretty good job, not to mention ZsaZsa Padilla... she's a fabulous comedianne. I think her age wont be much of a problem because magagawan niya yan ng paraan. After all, at 42 she still looks gorgeous. Mas maganda nga na mas mature ang gumanap ng "Zsazsa" role kesa sa isang bagets para naman magkaroon ng depth. Kasi nga, tungkol sa kabaklaan and story... it's easy to get carried away with the kabaklaan and lose the real essence of the character.

Siyempre, I'm lobbying to do the musical score of the movie. Hee hee hee. Kahit araw-arawin ko si Mother Lily sa bahay niya gagawin ko! I've scored 3 of Joel's hit comedies so far (Happy Together, Ako Legal Wife and Manay Po) at sana naman pang-apat namin itong ZSAZSA MOVIE.

I remember when I was pushing for Eula to play "Zsazsa" parang lahat ng involved sa musical ay napatunganga at hindi makapaniwala! Pero perfect naman si Eula di ba? Huwag tayong matakot sa ibang possibilities... sometimes it's the ones that work.

I think kahit kanino mapunta ang roles(wag lang sa talagang saliwa ha), magagawan naman ng paraan iyan para maging maganda pa rin. Zsazsa Padilla, I'm sure of it, will do a wonderful job and Joel will bring out the "bakla" in her the same way he did with her in AKO LEGAL WIFE.

Abangan na lang natin... ZAAAAAAAATURNNAH!!!

Carver said...

Bocceli, Zee, Henson, starla... All we have to do is wait and see.

Dennis...abot mo pa naman ako, ano?! Heheheh

Dinno...Heheheh...Usap tayo soon.

Vince... Joel mentioned your name, kaya most probably ikaw na. :-)

benc said...

Di yata bagay si Zsa-Zsa P. sa role. Hindi siya bakla enough. Parang di ko rin type na si Joel ang mag-direct nito :( Carlo, dapat ikaw na lang ang mag-direct ;-)

Anonymous said...

Mas maganda nga na mas mature ang gumanap ng "Zsazsa" role kesa sa isang bagets para naman magkaroon ng depth. Kasi nga, tungkol sa kabaklaan and story... it's easy to get carried away with the kabaklaan and lose the real essence of the character.
--->

i don't think maturity and depth come with mere numerical figures, although age and aging definitely are big factors affecting one's level of maturity, they do not, in my understanding define and dictate the two.

starla_ako

vincedejesus said...

Mas maganda nga na mas mature ang gumanap ng "Zsazsa" role kesa sa isang bagets para naman magkaroon ng depth.
----->

When I said "mature" as compared to "bagets", I also meant artistic maturity and not just physical age :)

Hope you can catch the Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal 3rd rerun on June 16-18 at the CCP!

Thanks.

helpfulgoddess said...

mr. carlo vergara, i love everything about your graphic novel.

but i'm nervous about how regal might do this in that i'm setting very low expectations on the movie so that i won't be disappointed.

(sobrang english... love ko si agot as queen femina kasi.)

hindi ko lang ma-get bakit si kris aquino ang unang naisip. dahil sa belo boobs ba?

Carver said...

Benc... nakows...wala akong alam sa pagdidirek na 'yan. :)

starla...amen to that. :)

helpfulgoddess...Hindi ko rin alam kung bakit si Kris Aquino ang una nilang naisip. Alam mo naman ang showbiz, maraming kababalaghan. :)

Anonymous said...

buti na lang hindi na si Rufa Mae ang Zaturnnah. Hindi bagay sa kanya, baka magmukhang boba pa yung superhero. Ni hindi nga maganda yung movie nyang Super B eh, tska pag si Rufa Mae, naku magmumukhang cheap ang movie. Buti na lang talaga!

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