Thursday, October 11

Long Weekend

Ah, holidays. That's one thing you can always count on the government for- the readiness to appeal to our inner sloth. Anyways, I am really looking forward to the long break starting tomorrow. On the other hand, while I will be able to catch up on sleep, I actually have an agenda I will try to follow through the break.

For starters, I'll have to work on a short comic piece I promised to someone, and the deadline is fast approaching. My, oh my the weeks do pass like quicksilver when you're wasting it all away. Actually, the trick is actually deciding what to do- whether it be a K.I.A. short story or something totally new. I'm edging for the latter, but we'll have to see what happens. Anyway, I am really going for finishing this within the weekend, so please, wish me luck.

On the other hand, I really want to finish Bioshock as well this weekend. Bioshock is this awesome shooter on Xbox360, and the story and setting, mood and atmosphere are all amazing- my favorite game this year by far. Unfortunately, while I blazed halfway through the game a few weeks ago, I got sidetracked and left it by the side. I want to finish this already so I can go into forums again with no fear of spoilers. It shouldn't take too long and shouldn't detract too much from my comic chores.

I'll continue making new wallpapers and encoding videos for my iPhone as well. My current library is still nowhere as nice as my previous DIVX gallery, but I aim to keep on churning it out. Man, I'm still hot for my little iToy after almost two weeks, and that's good. Even better is that the phone has so far been very stable and free of any hang-ups, so coolness.

Oh, and of course there's the little matter of waiting for the latest episodes of Avatar and Ghost Hunters. WOOHOO! Fun, fun, fun.

Well, that's that. This weekend, if all goes well, should be very productive as well as restful. Later then!

Monday, October 8

The Next Filipino Movie Hero?

From the page to the box office...

News just bursted today that Arnold Arre's Andong Agimat has been taken under the wing of UNITEL's head honcho, Tony Gloria as his pet project. As one of the leading production houses in the Philippines, UNITEL has been lately getting into other projects, such as film. Andong just may become the next big Pinoy movie comic conversion since Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah.

According to Gloria, he's willing to put in a lot of resources into making Andong a hit. Depending on how the project sells, Andong may be a movie, a TV series or both- 20 million pesos won't cut it; 50 million would have been preferable but the project just may have a budget of 30-35 million, which is no small sum. Aside from that , UNITEL's best technology, such as HD cameras used in Hollywood films like Superman Returns will be used. Gloria has even mentioned that he's eyeing Robin Padilla in the role of the titular bad boy hero.

Of course, I'm quite excited at this bit of news- Andong is one of my favorite titles from Arnold, and I can't wait to see the characters and action leap from page to screen. I'm still taking this with a grain of salt given the record of Filipino movies so far, but I'll allow myself to be optimistic.

Andong Agimat is an action-fantasy set in a modern-day Philippines where mystical creatures and beings with superhuman powers walk among normal men. When Maria Makiling, a goddess in the flesh, gets lost in the grimy alleys and hostile streets of an evil-infested Manila, there's only one man tough enough to lead the fight to rescue her... Andong Agimat. Copies of Arnold's graphic novel are still out there in Power Books, Fully Booked and other good book stores. Find it!

Man, I'm excited in comics again. Hah!