Reigning Teen King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo will be doing a movie remake of the hit fantasy-adventure Magic Temple, Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos confirmed.
In an interview with Manila Bulletin, Malous Santos revealed that Star Cinema will be doing a remake of the 1996 film topbilled by then teen stars Jason Salcedo, Junell Hernando and Marc Solis. The said movie, directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes, is a big success at the 1996 Metro Manila Film festival winning all of the 7 nominations including Best Film.
Malou Santos said that the Magic Temple movie remake topbilled by Kathryn and Daniel will be done in partnership with Reality Entertainment and will boast of new special effects. Star Cinema is also planning to make a movie franchise out of Magic Temple, the script of which is already on its first draft.
"We’re thinking of doing a franchise of Magic Temple na limang pelikula. ‘Pag may may Magic Temple, magkakaroon ng Magic City, etc. So five stories na tuloy-tuloy," said Santos.
Magic Temple then had a sequel, Magic Kingdom in 1997 courtesy of Viva Films and still directed by the tandem of Gallaga and Reyes. The film still starred Salcedo, Hernando but Solis was replaced by Janus del Prado. It was also the film debut of now multimedia princess Anne Curtis.
Are you excited for the Magic Temple remake starring Kathryn and Daniel. Well, the movie will be released most probably late 2014 (maybe another MMFF entry). For now, let's savor the magic of KathNiel in Got to Believe, weeknights on ABS-CBN primetime bida.