Ang mga pangalan nina Alden Richards, Coco Martin, Dingdong Dantes, Jericho Rosales, Raymond Bagatsing, pati sina Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, at Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno ang mga suggestion o mga personalidad na inirerekomenda para gumanap na Andres Bonifacio sa bagong pelikula tungkol sa buhay ng Supremo na ipo-produce ng Regal Entertainment Inc. ngayong 2021.
Si Dondon Monteverde ang producer at si Erik Matti ang direktor ng legacy movie ng Regal na sisimulan ang shooting sa unang quarter ng taon.
Maraming pelikula na ang ginawa tungkol kay Bonifacio, pero may mga natuklasan sina Monteverde at Matti na mga detalyeng hindi pa nalalaman ng karamihan tungkol sa makulay na buhay ng bayaning itinuturing ding Ama ng Philippine Revolution.
Ito ang dahilan kaya hindi sila nagdalawang-isip na sugalan ang proyekto.
Ipinangako ni Monteverde na maraming malalaman ang publiko na mga bagong rebelasyon tungkol sa buhay ni Bonifacio sa multi-million peso venture nila ni Matti.
"We know that his life was one of the most written about and filmed stories of all time, but we promise that in this movie, the public will learn astounding revelations never before heard of about Andres Bonifacio,” ani Monteverde.
Ang 2021 project nila ni Monteverde tungkol kay Bonifacio ang unang historical movie na gagawin ni Matti, na isang multi-awarded director, kaya malaking hamon ito sa kanya.
Pahayag ni Matti, "When Dondon and I were presented the idea of doing another Bonifacio movie, there were several questions we needed to answer before embarking in this ambitious project.
"Are we ready to do this? Are we ready to recreate the 1890s the way it should be imagined?’
"Is there anything left to tell about Bonifacio that hasn’t been taught in schools and told in the many Bonifacio movies made in the past?
"Is another Bonifacio movie worth telling? Is another Bonifacio movie still relevant to the year 2021?
"I am excited to go forward and make my first period movie. I am excited to start imagining the world that was and recreate the lives lived then. I want to explore how it looked, smelled and was heard then.
"I want a modern retelling of the Katipunan story. Can I have rock music? Can I have meetings done under the shadows and in clandestine settings rather than on long tables in ancestral houses?
"Can I have Katipuneros stinking and smelly? When they march to battle using old school boots without the ultra boost tech, can I show the soldiers with blistered feet?
"Can I have people cooking and eating rather than just holding wine glasses all through out? Are people only dressed in kamisa chinos? What do they eat then?
"How do they get a kalesa to ride on? Do they really have Arabian level breeds of horses? Or do they only have Philippine-bred Wright Park horses level only?
"All these can be exciting but scary as well. In as much as it is heavy on research, it is also a challenge in surmising what it could have been back then.
"That’s what makes this movie worth telling," may pananabik na pahayag ni Matti tungkol sa pinakamalaki at pinaka-ambisyosong proyekto nila ni Monteverde.
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