James Reid Will Be Playing Pedro Penduko in a New Movie

(SPOT.ph) Another popular komiks hero is headed to the big screen! According to a report from ABS-CBNJames Reid is confirmed to play Pedro Penduko in an upcoming movie adaptation.


The original story, written by National Artist Francisco Coching, revolves around an everyday Filipino man who fights off evil with the help of a magical amulet. According to the same report, the reimagined version will have Reid playing a "wimpy teen" named Peter Harris, a Filipino who has lived in the U.S. all his life.


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After his father passes away due to a mysterious accident, he flies back to the Philippines in search of his estranged mother, only to stumble upon a mystical curse and an ominous evil that threatens to destroy the town.


The announcement was made during the opening day of the annual History Con at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Reid, who was at the event, said that filming has already begun and will continue on until 2018.



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The new Pedro Penduko movie is written by Regene Estolatan of Epik Studios, but a director has yet to be named in reports. The studio was also previously responsible for a reimagined graphic novel launched at New York Comic Con in August 2016.


Previous actors who have played the character include Efren Reyes Sr.Ramon Zamora, and most recognizably, Janno Gibbs, who starred in two films. Aside from this movie, Reid has recently released a new studio album, Cool Down, and is also a host of the noontime show, It's Showtime.


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