July will be a hot month in Philippine Cinemas. Why? Well, the remake of the Filipino cult film ‘Temptation Island’ is set to premiere on July 6 (tentative) on over a hundred cinemas nationwide. After twenty years, this Joey Gosiengfiao masterpiece will have its ‘modern’ flavor under the direction of Chris Martinez.
The original ‘Temptation Island’ movie was shown in 1981. The epic movie stars Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo, Dina Bonnevie and Deborah Soon. The original male cast members include Ricky Belmonte, Alfie Anido, Domingo Sabado, Jonas Sebastian and Â Tonio Gutierrez.
The new version of Temptation Island features some of GMA-7’s hottest female stars like Heart Evangelista (Virginia), Solenn Heussaff (Pura), Lovi Poe (Serafina) and Marian Rivera (Cristina). Playing the role of the maid is Rufa Mae Quinto as Nympha. The new character names were taken from some of Joey Gosiengfiao’s past movies. Playing the male cast members in the new version include Tom Rodriguez (the only cast member from ABS-CBN), Aljur Abrenica, Mikael Daez, John Lapus and Dennis Trillo.
Just like the original, the location of the new version is still in Sand Dunes a.k.a. Desert of the North. I haven’t been to the place yet (or i think i did as a kid, but i was too young to remember every detail!). Although the tourism standing of the Ilocos Region is picking up because direct flights from Manila are now available, I have a feeling that once the movie makes it in the box-office, Sand Dunes will be one of the Top Travel Destinations of Luzon.
Here’s the updated trailer of the new Temptation Island movie:
I must admit that i am a fan of the original movie. I love how funny yet witty their lines are! Although there are mixed reviews about the trailer of the new version, I still feel that the girls will be able to portray their roles well particularly Lovi Poe, who will reprise the role of Jennifer Cortez as the spoiled brat Serafina (formerly Suzanne).
Are you looking forward to this upcoming sexy-comedy film? Have you seen the original version of the movie? What can you say about the new Temptation Island?
Haven’t seen the original version of this flick. Pero nate-tempt akong mapanood ito. Overload toh ng mga magagandang babae. 😀
Watch the original film din, Ed 🙂 May nahanap ako na full version dati sa YouTube, pero tinanggal na ata. Don’t miss the new one rin hehe seksi seksi 😀
I can’t wait to watch this movie….
I wonder why most of the tourists skip the Sand dunes when they visit Ilocos Norte… hopefully the movie will encourage everyone to visit and enjoy the stunning sight of the sand dunes… 🙂
Me too! Can’t wait to watch this film with my friends 😀 I would love to visit Sand Dunes too. Baka next year na 😀
I haven’t seen the original version, and not sure I’d watch the latest one too; I’m not much into sexy-comedy films. But the main reason for not watching this would probably be Ruffa Mae. I simply can’t stand her. Nothing personal. I just find her voice/talking style pretty annoying.
Oh yes, she can be very loud and annoying especially when hosting a show. I’m sure the four other girls will make up for it 😛
Were you able to watch some of Rufa Mae’s films when you stayed in the Philippines?
I’ve never seen any of her films. But I remember seeing her a lot in Bubble Gang, one of my favorite shows on TV.
Bubble Gang! I used to watch that show every Friday. I prefer the former female cast members compared to the new ones.