Even before cameras start rolling for Ulan, Xian Lim already made an appeal to fans of the KimXi and JaDine love teams.
This is because he will serve as one of Nadine Lustre's leading men in the movie.
In a Twitter post earlier today, June 20, Xian requested fans to spread "positive vibes lang" as he welcome the opportunity to work with a new set of actors.
Marco Gumabao and AJ Muhlach are the two other male actors who will play as Nadine's leading men.
Xian wrote, "Hey guys! It’s always a great opportunity and experience to work with other people.
"In the end, we just want to be able to give you guys a great film/project you all can enjoy positive vibes lang.
"No need to bash guys! Happy vibes lang. Sa pelikula na tayo humugot!
"As actors, we’re vessels to the characters we portray. Hawak kamay lang lahat and let the writers and director do their magic."
Ulan marks the first time that Nadine will work together with Xian and Marco.
This movie serves as a reunion for Nadine and AJ, who were originally paired together in their first few projects with VIVA—the TV5 shows Bagets and PS: I Love You, both aired in 2011.
Ulan is also Xian's second movie project with VIVA Films.
The first is the upcoming musical movie Miss Granny, where he works with Nadine's partner James Reid and Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo.
Ulan will be helmed by Irene Villamor, who directed the recent box-office hit Sid & Aya.
Speaking to TV Patrol reporter Mario Dumaual during the story conference earlier today, June 20, Villamor said that Ulan is based on a short story she wrote several years ago, which she recently uploaded on her Instagram account.
"2005 pa yun, e. Short story yung naninilaw na yun na kailangan kong isulat ulit kasi nga naninilaw na siya.
Yun po yung first script ko na nasulat talaga."
The writer-director said about the plot of Ulan: "It's about the different stages sa buhay ng isang babae.
"Yung mga lalaki, kung paano nila binabago ang isang babae."
Why was Nadine chosen to portray the lead?
The director said, "Una kasi, naging matapang, medyo maano yung kwento, e.
"It takes a producer na handang sumagal sa kwento. So when VIVA said yes to the project and they asked me kung sino, si Nadine na."
According to Nadine, she already accepted the project last year and fell in love with its story.
However, she refused to divulge more details about the film, saying, "Baka magsabi ako ng spoiler but it's more of self-love kasi."
Since Nadine won't be working with her boyfriend James in this project, she said it would serve as a way of testing her own capabilities.
"Parang bago siyang stepping stone para sa akin kasi nga, this time, hiwalay na nga kami ni James, so dito ko talaga malalaman kung kaya ko ba na wala siya."