Lovi Poe will topbill Regal Film’s latest offering, Aswang, which will hit cinemas starting this Wednesday, November 2. The premiere night is scheduled to take place tonight, October 30, at SM Megamall.
Director Jerrold Tarog megs this horror film after gaining acclaim for his past works, including the thrillers Confessional and the "Funerarya" episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll XII.
Aswang, which was originally envisioned to be a remake of the 20-year-old Alma Moreno-Peque Gallaga classic, takes in a new dimension, with a new set of creatures called the ’Abuwaks’, clearly inspired by the monsters from 28 Days Later, Resident Evil or 30 Days of Night.
Lovi plays Jasmine, a mysterious girl who is revealed to be an ’Abuwak’. She has accepted her fate but refuses to lead a life like an ’Abuwak’, which preys on human beings. Jasmine sees hope when she meets a human, Daniel (played by Paulo Avelino), whom she sees as her hope to escape from the world of the Abuwaks. Jasmine and Daniel fall in love. But the leader of the tribe of the Abuwaks (Joem Bascon) just won’t allow it. He won’t allow Jasmine to escape from their clutches.
Regal Films is excited to launch Lovi Poe to solo stardom. In this film, Lovi has new Kapamilya actor Paulo Avelino as leading man, and Joem Bascon as their opponent. The film also stars Jillian Ward and Albie Casiño as two children running away from a hitman (Marc Abaya), accidentally leading them to the paths of Jasmine and the ’Abuwaks.’ Precious Lara Quigaman, Noni Buencamino, Niña Jose and Bembol Roco complete the cast.
Aswang is a post-Halloween presentation with a "scary" premise combined with a storyof love and hope. The film was written by Aloy Adlawan and Jerrold Tarog, under the direction of Jerrold Tarog.