Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin play their first mature roles in "The Promise"

by Dinno Erece
Jan 13, 2007
Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin star in The Promise, their third Valentine movie together

Handa na sina Richard Gutierrez at Angel Locsin para sa kanilang kauna-unahang mature roles sa pelikulang The Promise.

The Promise is jointly produced again by Regal Films and GMA Films—the same tandem that gave us the last two years' hit Valentine movies, Let The Love Begin and I Will Always Love You, na sina Richard and Angel din ang mga bida. This time, The Promise will actually be shown on Valentine's Day, February 14.

The Promise is a loose remake of Reyna Films' Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit (1991) of Carlos Siguion-Reyna, starring Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta. Raquel Villavicencio, scriptwriter for both movies, disclosed na mas malapit sa novel ni Emily Bronte na Wuthering Heights ang The Promise kaysa sa Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit.

Ayon kay Raquel, Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit kasi is nearer to the 1939 film version that starred Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon, playing Heathcliff and Catherine, the novel's original character names.

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Mike Tuviera—the man behind TXT and the "LRT-2" episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 8—is the director of The Promise, to be shot in several parts of the country, including Bolinao in Pangasinan, Cavite, and Laguna.

Pinabata lang ni Raquel ang mga bidang characters to suit the age of Richard and Angel. The award-winning scriptwriter, however, stresses that this will be the first time na gaganap ng mature roles ang dalawa sa pinakasikat na young stars sa kasalukuyan.

Sa first trailer pa lang shown in a mini-press con with the publicists and editors, hitik na ang halikan ng dalawang bida. In one scene pa nga, Richard is just in his maong pants while talking to Rhian Ramos—one of Richard's leading ladies in Captain Barbell.

Hindi pa rin daw tapos ang principal photography ng The Promise, so hindi pa nakukunan ang isang love scene na gagawin nina Richard and Angel. Although PG-13 ang rating na inaasahan ng pelikula, expected na rin daw nina Richard and Angel that their love scene here will be more than what they did in their past movies and TV shows together. Pareho na raw silang handa para rito.

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The Promise also stars TJ Trinidad, Ryan Eigenmann, and Raquel Villaviciencio herself as TJ and Rhian's mother.

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