Angel and John Lloyd is about to do a movie from Star Cinema scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2009 release. There’s no working title yet for the said movie.
Kung hindi aatras ang Star Cinema, The Angel-Lloydy romantic movie will go head to head with the movie of Angel’s former leading man when she was still a Kapuso, Richard Gutierrez. Richard’s next Valentine movie is his second team-up with KC Concepcion and has a working title “When I Met You.” The KC-Richard movie is to be directed by Jose Javier Reyes under GMA Films.
This is going to be a bloody exciting Valentines as two former love team will compete in the big screen with their new partners. Angel and Richard are used to doing Valentine’s movie every year. Their first Valentine movie was “Let the Love Begin” in 2005 and it was a box-office hit. It was followed by “I Will Always Love You” in 2006. The last Valentine movie of Richard and Angel was The Promise in 2007.
Since Angel transferred to ABS-CBN, Richard was paired with a new partner for the Valentine movie of 2008 and she’s none other than Marian Rivera. The movie was My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend and it was a box office hit raking more than P100 million when it was shown last February.
On Angel’s camp, John Lloyd is going to be her third team-up since she transferred to ABS-CBN. The first was with Sam Milby in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. The second was with Piolo Pascual in the recently concluded fantaserye “Lobo.” Angel is currently filming a movie with Piolo under Star Cinema that is set for an October 2008 release. After Piolo, it’s John Lloyd’s turn to be Angel’s leading man.
But here’s the question: Is Star Cinema brave enough to go head to head with the scheduled movie of Richard and KC on Valentine’s Day of 2009? The last time they collided with a Valentine movie was last 2005 with Mr. Dreamboy starring Piolo Pascual and Bea Alonzo. It was a box-office flop compared to Let the Love Begin of Angel and Richard. Earlier this year, Star Cinema’s My Big Love was supposed to open on Valentine’s week but it gave way to My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend. The Sam Milby-Toni Gonzaga movie started its run 2 weeks after the Richard Gutierrez-Marian Rivera movie.
Maybe it’s time for Star Cinema to conquer Valentine’s Day since they have the Box Office King on their side. Di ba mas exciting kung sabay ipalalabas ang dalawang romantic movies from rival networks starring former love team who used to star together for a Valentine’s movie year after year? What do you think?