Nieves is a spin-off from the Regal Films’ Metro Manila Filmfest entry “Shake, Rattle and Roll X” which was shown last year. It is supposed to be one of this year’s MMFF entry under the title “Nieves: The Engkanto Slayer” together with two other Regal Films movies Mano Po 6: My Mother starring Sharon Cuneta and Shake, Rattle and Roll XI starring Ruffa Gutierrez among others.
Speculations that “Nieves” has been shelved started when PEP tweeted this morning that the project will not push through. According to PEP’s scoopbox:
Hindi na matutuloy ang film project ni Marian Rivera with Regal, ang Nieves. Health reason daw on the part of the director ang rason.
Mike Tuviera is the director of Nieves and the filming of the said movie was supposed to start this week but based from the report, health reasons on the part of the director was the reason why it’s being shelved.
The marketing department of Regal Films, on the other hand, did not confirm if Nieves was indeed shelved nor cancelled. They only said that the film is currently on hold. They are still in the process of deliberating if Nieves will make it in the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival or be screened in a later date.
Starmometer also asked Regal Films how much did Tarot (Marian Rivera’s recent movie) earned at the box office. Cheska, from Regal’s marketing department, said they are not allowed to divulge the box office gross of any of their movies.
Nieves: The Engkanto Slayer is a co-production of Regal Films and APT Entertainment.