Vilma Santos gears up for comeback film with director Erik Matti

by Khryzztine Joy Baylon
Sep 8, 2022
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Six years since her last big-screen project, Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos said yes to a comeback film to be helmed by director Erik Matti.
PHOTO/S: @erikmatti on Instagram

Vilmanians, the long wait is finally over!

After six years, Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos is set to make a comeback on the big screen.

The multi-awarded actress teased her upcoming project in an Instagram post on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

Vilma posted a photo of her with director Erik Matti and film producer Dondon Monteverde of Reality MM Studios, who will direct and produce the project.

She wrote in the caption (published as is): “Had a lunch meeting with Direk @erikmatti and @dondonmonteverde.”

“EXCITING!!!” she added.

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Direk Erik similarly expressed excitement about working with Vilma anew.

In an Instagram post also posted yesterday, September 7, he wrote (published as is), “I’ve worked with @rosavilmasantosrecto in a few commercials but I’ve always wished to do a movie with the Philippine film industry’s most iconic star for all seasons.

“We will be developing two projects with her and after hearing the stories, Ate Vi gave it a nod. A very happy, excited nod. So excited!!! Woooottt!!”

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Vilma had been active in politics for the past 24 years. She was elected as mayor and, later, congresswoman of Lipa City, and governor of Batangas province.

However, Vilma announced that she opted not to run in the May 9, 2022 elections.

She stated, “I took a backseat. Hindi ko kinaya yung pressure ng COVID-19 before.

"At saka hindi ako in-allow ng doktor ko kasi sa edad ko rin. Hindi pupuwede if I will go around the Philippines.

“Hindi pupuwede, magiging unfair ako sa boboto sa akin pagka itinuloy ko.”

Read: Vilma Santos, sinabi ang dahilan ng pagpapahinga sa pulitika after 24 years

Vilma last starred in the 2016 comedy-drama film Everything About Her with Angel Locsin and Xian Lim.

Erik, on the other hand, is known for directing the following movies: Scorpio Nights 2 (1999), Mano Po 2: My Home (2003), Gagamboy (2004), Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2013), On the Job (2013), Honor Thy Father (2015), Seklusyon (2016), Buy Bust (2018), Kuwaresma (2019), and On The Job: the Missing 8 (2021).

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Six years since her last big-screen project, Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos said yes to a comeback film to be helmed by director Erik Matti.
PHOTO/S: @erikmatti on Instagram
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