We've seen her on the silver screen saving people by using her electric powers to crush down her enemies. Now, Volta is back in television to light up every home with action-packed comedy fight scenes.
After four years, the electrifying superhero, Volta, is back to save the world from evil forces. This time she has more strength to fight her enemies through the help of her children who have inherited her super powers.
Volta's director, Wenn Deramas, said that the timing for this remake of the blockbuster comedy-adventure film is just right. He also said that he added a few elements in the TV adaptation to give something new to the show's viewers.
He explained during the press conference last Wednesday, January 16, "Siyempre po, years ago, kung may gagawin ka mang pagbabago sa isang show dapat nag-e-evolve yung character. So yung katulad kunwari sa Kokey, di ba iba yung pelikula, iba rin yung nakita niyo sa TV? Ganun din dito.
"At siyempre kung yung character noon ni Perla sa pelikula, alam naman natin na naghahabol na ng asawa, dito binigay na namin. Bilang blind date, yun ang nakita na niya, si Mark [Jason Gainza]."
The director said that they decided to do a remake of Volta because of the high rating that it gets every time the movie is shown on television. He narrated, "Actually, idea ito ni Ma'am Charo [Santos] kasi every time na pinapalabas yung pelikula sa TV mataas yung rating. So just like Kokey ganun yun, e. Ganun yung nangyari sa Kokey kung ginawang TV series kasi every time pinapalabas mataas. Parang, ‘Ano kaya? Bakit kaya?' Ganun din ang Volta.
"So sabi ni Ma'am Charo, ‘Isunod niyo na, isunod niyo nang gawin.' Advantage [ito] kasi fresh pa sa tao na alam nila. 'Tapos makikita nila yung pagbabago, makikita nila na nag-evolve na ang character ng bida, kung noon dalaga, this time may asawa. So bago, kahit pa sabihing galing ito sa pelikula noon, bago naman yung mapapanood nila."
"VOLTA, INA NA!" This is the tagline of the television series Volta. Remember in the movie, aside from being the heroine, Ai-Ai delas Alas also played the human character of Perla, a single woman who is desperately seeking for the man of her dreams.
However, on January 26, which is the start of the teleserye, people will see Perla as a retired superhero and living a normal life as a wife to Mark and a mother to her children—Salty [Dino Imperial] and Pepper [Mariel Pamintuan]—who will later on reveal their super powers.
Perla's simple life is stirred up when her former superhero guru (voiced over by Boy Abunda) asks her to return to her life as a superhero and save the town from an evil alien family that tries to invade the earth.
This is the other thing that Direk Wenn has added to this fantaserye, the Maskulado family, which is composed of Carlos Morales (Incredible Hulk), Jackielou Blanco (Black Hola), Jessy Mediola (Chappy Girl), and Quentin Alianza (Ice Ice Baby).
This family, according to Direk Wenn, was inspired by the cartoon movie The Incredibles, only this time he turned them into the villains of the teleserye.
"Yung pamilya nila Jackielou parang The Incredibles 'yan, e," Direk Wenn explained. "May kanya-kanyang power, parang superheroes. Kaya lang sa planeta nila, inabuso nila yung power na yun kaya sila napatapon. Masyado silang corrupt dun sa kanilang planeta."
Aside from getting the attention of its audience, which is the family, Direk Wenn said that he added the "family" factor to see something different from other superhero stories. He explained, "Kaya nga po lalahukan mo ng ganitong klaseng storya—may pamilyang ganito, may ganitong may asawa na lagi mong binibihisan ng bago para lagi silang may nakikitang bago para 'di sila magsawa."
It's not only the story that has been changed, Volta also got a costume make-over. Ai-Ai will be wearing a more cosmopolitan and modern superhero costume. The special effects are also something to look forward to.
Ai-Ai will be joined by her friends in real life and in the movie Volta, Eugene Domingo and Chokoleit. DJ Durano plays the role of Mark's colleague in the crime investigation team called Shokot.
Catch the premiere episode of Volta on January 26, Saturday, on ABS-CBN.
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