(SPOT.ph) Many movie fans know director Jerrold Tarog for his historical epic Heneral Luna or his psycho-sexual thriller, Bliss. What some might not know is that he's always open to delving into unfamiliar territory, whether it's with romance in Sana Dati or horror in his Shake, Rattle & Roll installments.
Now, the filmmaker is headed to the fantasy genre as he is confirmed to adapt a local graphic novel called The Mythology Class. Originally published in 1999, Arnold Arre's story revolves around a young woman named Nicole whose passion for Filipino myths suddenly comes alive and she has to go face-to-face with creatures like tikbalangs, kapres, and engkantos.
A previous report from ABS-CBN said that Tarog had pitched the adaptation after the success of Heneral Luna, and he had planned to do it in "two parts." The project wasn't official until TBA Studios recently launched their upcoming movie lineup, but no official release date has been announced.
Tarog currently has his hands full with the Heneral Luna sequel, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, which stars Paulo Avelino as the titular Filipino hero and is set for a 2018 release. A third and final installment will center on Manuel Quezon and Emilio Aguinaldo.