Denying the report made by it’s own news website, ABS-CBN Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio said “There is no truth to the web reports that ABS-CBN is doing a local adaptation of Twilight. ABS-CBN will be the first to announce if it is, in fact doing so.”
The so-called local tv adaptation was supposed to be called “Takipsilim” with Shaina Magdayao and Rayver Cruz as the lead stars. According to the report by abscbnnews.com, the rights for the tv remake of Twilight was bought by ABS-CBN for the price of 1 million US Dollars with Ignite Media as co-producer.
It was also mentioned in the article that the taping of Takipsilim will begin in February 2009 with Cathy Garcia-Molina as the director.
After the rumor was published in the popular Perez Hilton blog, Twilight fans all over the world reacted negatively with 7,600 entries in the petition against the Filipino version of the vampire film.
Here’s the alleged poster of Takipsilim: