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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wakpo.com: Takipsilim - Twilight tv series in the Philippines

I never expected that a local station in the Philippines would actually secure the rights of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” Saga. ABS-CBN reportedly paid $1 million to secure the rights for the television series. The tentative title of the series is “Takipsilim”, a literal tagalog translation of “Twilight”. Although the cast hasn’t been confirmed yet, Shaina Magdayao is set to play the role of Isabella Swan and Rayver Cruz will tackle the role of Edward Cullen. The other casts set to play their respective roles are;
Valeen Montenegro as Alice Cullen
Gabby Concepcion as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Luis Manzano as Emmett Cullen
Al Tantay as Charlie Swan
Yayo Aguila as Renee Dwyer
Fred Payawan as Jacob Black
Carlos Agassi as James
Chin Chin Gutierrez as Esme Cullen
Karylle as Rosalie Hale
Joross Gamboa as Jasper Hale
Jessy Mendiola as Jessica Stanley
Empress Schuck as Angela Weber
Brad Murdoch as Laurent
Nikki Bacolod as Victoria
Aaron Villaflor as Mike Newton
Unfortunately this news isn’t so well received by everyone in the Philippines. It’s a riot hanging out in the local forums where majority of the posters are furious and foaming in their mouths. In my opinion I think there’s a misplaced anger and shame. It’s no big deal if the Twilight tv series will look shoddy and lame. To Filipinos who are ashamed to be Filipinos just because of a silly re-make, isn’t that pathetic? Have you heard of Americans ashamed of being Americans just because of a cheesy Hollywood film?
Foreigners will not look down on the country just because of a cheesy and lame adaptation of a popular series. It’s not an embarrassment for the whole country since ABS CBN DOES NOT represent the country. It’s just a TV station and nothing more. Let the TV station suffer the shame and humiliation it so deserves. The station has already paid for the rights and taking big risk in the process. Let’s all be a sport and have a great laugh at it. Let’s just say the ABS CBN succeeds in getting the much need attention they so badly wanted.
Here’s bunch of Hilarious Takipsilim “meme” I found at the pinoy exchange forum.
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Official Press release: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/12/24/08/abs-cbn-bags-rights-local-twilight-remake
Related Links: http://wakpo.com/articles/off-topic/takipsilim-twilight-tv-series-in-the-philippines

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