Piolo Pascual confirmed reports that they will do the sequel of Eugene Domingo's blockbuster launching movie Kimmy Dora this year. However, he said that they will skip Part 2 and will immediately jump to its last installment, Kimmy Dora 3. Piolo is one of the producers of the film.
"Diretso na tayo sa finale siyempre. Kasi kapag [part] 2, parang pinagdikit mo lang ang [parts] 1 and 2. Tinapos na kaagad namin, bilang adik ang director [Joyce Bernal]!" Piolo said with a laugh in an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) after the press conference of his Century Properties Azure endorsement held recently.
He added "We're still waiting for Chris Martinez to deliver the script. So, naka-standby si Uge [Eugene], lahat."
The actor-producer also mentioned that there are investors who showed interest in partnering with Spring Films, which Piolo co-owns with Joyce Bernal, Shayne Sarte, and Erickson Raymundo. However, Piolo said they would be keeping the same team.
"Not the same cast, but the same production team. Everyone is excited about the project," he said.
In a separate interview, Direk Joyce gave another explanation about jumping to the movie's third and last installment.
She said, "Kasi usually, di ba, yung sequel medyo dangerous na? Tapos parang in the meantime, hindi mo alam ang pupuntahan mo kasi kailangan mong sundan yung first. Ayaw naming sundan yung first. Sabi namin, yung gagawin natin, walang pakialam sa first."
Direk Joyce also said that most of the original cast of Kimmy Dora want to be part of the sequel. However, she said, "Sabi namin, depende sa writer. Pero sa ngayon, parang ang hindi natatanggal is Eugene Domingo, yung tatay [Ariel Ureta] at saka si Elena [played by Piolo's personal assistant, Yaya Moi]."
The movie and TV director said that once everything is finalized, they may start filming the movie sequel by May. As for its showing, Direk Joyce said that they're targeting September, the same month Kimmy Dora hit the big screen.
MORE MOVIES THIS YEAR. Aside from Kimmy Dora 3, the people behind Spring Films are hoping to produce two more movies before 2010 ends.
Although there are no definite plans yet, Direk Joyce wishes to work with her good friend Judy Ann Santos and John Lloyd Cruz.
When asked if she wants another comedy film, the lady director said, "Iba naman talaga, iba. Parang medyo mas matapang. Pero sana hindi kami matakot."