Hit kilig-serye Be Careful With My Heart starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap will reportedly have a film version which will join this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2013).
According to a report published Thursday on entertainment news site Philippine Entertainment Portal, Star Cinema's entry to the 39th edition of the annual film festival is a movie version of Be Careful With My Heart.
The hit daytime TV series first aired in July 2012 and since then, the whole nation was hooked with the story of Maya, an aspiring flight attendant who leaves the province for Manila to pursue her dreams and Ser Chief, a widowed businessman who hired Maya as a family maid and helped her realize her dreams.
Due to its immense success, the show has been extended several times and is now close to airing for a year now. According to ABS-CBN chief executive officer Charo Santos-Concio, as long as the public supports the said kilig-serye, it will stay on air.
Be Careful With My Heart, which is directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and Mervyn Brondial is currently the No. 1 daytime series in the Philippines.
If the planned movie version of Be Careful With My Heart for MMFF 2013 will push through, it will be the very first time that a film based on a TV series will join the annual festival. However, it's not the first one to be made into a movie. In 1999, Star Cinema also did the film version of highly successful soap operas Esperanza starring Judy Ann Santos and Mula Sa Puso starring Claudine Barretto and the late Rico Yan.
Do you think Be Careful With My Heart's popularity in television will also translate to the box office success of its planned movie version?