In last year's edition, Kris Aquino and Vic Sotto joined forces for the Metro Manila Film Festival, but this 2014, they are competing against each other via different entries.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was given a list of the 13 entries submitted for consideration in the 40th edition of the MMFF.
Just like last year, MMFF mainstays have opted to return to the annual event spearheaded by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
These include Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda, and ER Ejercito as well as new entrants such as BB Gandanghari and Coco Martin.
If Whistle-blower is chosen, the Superstar Nora Aunor will once again return to the MMFF after starring in the critically-acclaimed Thy Womb.
Kris and Coco are slated to work together for Feng Shui 2, the sequel of the blockbuster horror film released in 2004.
Another horror film being considered for MMFF is Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2, which follows in the heels of the 2012 comedy-action-horror movie Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles starring Dingdong Dantes.
If chosen, Shake Rattle & Roll will mark its return to the MMFF with Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana tapped as some of the lead stars.
Vic will again co-star with Ryzza Mae Dizon for My Big Bossing's Adventures while Vice Ganda will lead the cast of Praybeyt Benjamin 2.
In a previous interview, Kris revealed that her son Bimby will be part of the sequel of Praybeyt Benjamin.
Here is the list of films being considered in the 2014 Metro Manila Film Fest:
PRODUCER / TITLE / LEAD STARS / DIRECTOR
1. Double Tap Films / Bonggagster / BB Gandanghari / Val Iglesias
2. Ten17 Productions / Kid Kulafu / Cesar Montano, Alessandra de Rossi / Paul Soriano
3. Reality Entertainment, GMA Films and Agostodos Pictures / Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 / Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza / Erik Matti
4. ATC Motion Pictures / Above the Clouds / Ruru Madrid, Pepe Smith / Pepe Diokno
5. Philippians Productions / Bonifacio / Robin Padilla, Iza Calzado / Lawrence Williams
6. Quento Media and Deus Lux Mea / Whistle-blower / Nora Aunor, Cherry Pie Picache / Adolf Alix
7. T-Rex Ent / Kung ang Hanap mo ay Ligaya sa Buhay / Boots Anson-Roa, Ronnie Liang / Elwood Perez
8. Scenema Concept / Magnum Muslim .357 / ER Ejercito / Jun Posadas
9. ABS-CBN Productions (Star Cinema) and VIVA Productions / Praybeyt Benjamin 2 / Vice Ganda, Richard Yap / Wenn Deramas
10. ABS-CBN Productions (Star Cinema) / Feng Shui 2 / Kris Aquino, Coco Martin / Chito Roño
11. Octoarts, MZET, APT Ent / My Big Bossing's Adventures / Ryzza Mae Dizon, Vic Sotto / Joyce Bernal, Marlon Rivera, Tony Reyes
12) Regal Entertainment / Shake Rattle & Roll / Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana / Jerrold Tarog
13) Quantum Films, Heaven's Best Entertainment / English Only, Please / Angeline Quinto, Sam Milby / Dan Villegas