"Xenoa 2" to have red-carpet premiere on November 5


Isabel Granada (middle) and Paolo Ballesteros (partly hidden) reprise their roles as alien siblings in the Xenoa 2: Clash of the Bloods, which will have its premiere this Wednesday, November 5, at SM Megamall.



Sci-fi enthusiasts will have a blast during the red-carpetpremiere of Xenoa 2, the second installment of a trilogy that featuresthe story of three siblings from a different world. Organizers encourage guestsand kibitzers to attend the premiere in their best sci-fi outfit to get achance to win a course from John Robert Powers International worth P38,000.Aside from that, they will get a chance to see the cast members of this sci-fifilm that features advanced special effects executed by Visual Camp.

According to director Sean Lim, he created Xenoa(which is actually a planet in the story) because he wanted to give theaudience an option from the usual drama/comedy films produced here in thePhilippines. After the success of Xenoa last year (topbilled by IsabelGranada and Paolo Ballesteros), comes the second installment (there's a thirdmovie which will start by early next year).


In a previous interview, Lance Raymundo tells PEP (Philippine EntertainmentPortal) about the plot of Xenoa 2. "Parang nag-cross yung taga-Xenoa andZephyrus, the good and bad, yung good alien and yung bad alien, nag-crossbreedsila at siya [Victor Basa] yung anak. He was born on Earth.

"Sina Isabel Granada, mga magulang na yun pero sa Xenoawalang tumatanda kaya mukha pa rin rin silang bata. Then I come in as a humanpoliceman na nagpapa-alis sa mga aliens."

As Chief Vondeux, Lance investigates the paranormal eventsthat are caused by the aliens. "Maraming mga crimes na ini-investigate ko. Nungnagsimula yung Xenoan crimes, napansin ko medyo kakaiba. Yung mga patay, grabeyung pagkakasunog ng katawan na parang hindi magagawa ng tao. So I began tofigure na baka may ibang force and that started my battle with the aliens, so parangMen in Black yung dating ko."

SYNOPSIS. Xenoa 2: Clash of the Bloods is thestory of Clyde (Victor Basa) who suddenly discovers his power, being the son ofDrix (Rey Talosig), one of the three Royal siblings from the planet Xenoa. Theother siblings of Drix, namely Eli (Isabel Granada) and Zeus (PaoloBallesteros) learned that Clyde started to act strangely and unfortunate things were happening around him. This aroused the suspicion of the local police and theystarted an investigation, headed by Chief Vondeux (Lance Raymundo).

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The other stars of Xenoa 2 are Roxanne Barcelo, ElleVelasco, JR de Guzman, Regie Jukes, Vivo Ouano, Valerie Bariou, and RJ Revilla.

The production team of Xenoa are also Sean's friendsin the industry namely Shandii Bacolod (assistant director) and Rain Yamson II(director of photography). And since Sean teaches multimedia at Asia PacificCollege under Robert Besana and Daniel Enriquez, he made use of computergraphics and visual effects executed by several students chosen to work for thefilm as interns.

The red-carpet premiere of Xenoa 2 is scheduledthis Wednesday, November 5,at SM Megamall Cinema 1. Regularshowing will be on November 12 at all SM Cinemas nationwide. Meet andgreet with the stars of Xenoa on November 7, SM Southmall, November8, SM Centerpoint Sta. Mesa and November 9, SM Clark Pampanga.


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