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Entertainment News (01/04/22)

NCR cinemas remain open under Alert Level 3

CINEMAS in the National Capital Region (NCR) will remain operational under Alert Level 3 until Jan. 15, said the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) in a post on its Facebook page on Jan. 2. Under Alert Level 3, movie theaters are allowed to operate at 30% capacity for fully vaccinated individuals for indoor cinemas, and 50% capacity for outdoor cinemas provided that all on-site employees of the establishment are fully vaccinated. “We appeal to the viewing public to be a responsableng manonood (responsible viewers) by observing minimum public health standards, likewise, we encourage all to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 through your Local Government Units,” the statement said.

Voltes V: Legacy produced in PHL

GMA NETWORK has released a new two-minute featurette of Voltes V: Legacy, the live-action series adaptation of the Japanese animé. The series is directed by Mark Reyes and written by Suzette Doctolero. In an Instagram post, Mr. Reyes said the show’s Japanese producer Toei Company wrote, “We are excited to the news that Voltes V: Legacy is being produced in the Philippines. Production may be tough under this COVID situation, but this time we wanted to inform you that we are so excited to see the latest promo-reel of the show.”  The live-action version stars Miguel Tanfelix, Matt Lozano, Raphael Landicho, Ysabel Ortega, and Radson Flores as the Armstrong brothers — Steve, Big Bert, Little Jon, and Jamie Robinson and Mark Gordon, respectively — of the Voltes: V team. Martin del Rosario and Liezel Lopez play Prince Zardoz and Princess Zandra, Epy Quizon plays Zuhl, Carlo Gonzalez plays Draco, Gabby Eigenmann plays Commander Robinson, and Neil Ryan Sese plays Dr. Hook.  Voltes V: Legacy’s release date is yet to be announced. Watch the featurette at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmAz0BB0x5w&t=151s.

Netflix releasing Korean zombie show

NETFLIX will soon release the original series All of Us Are Dead, based on a popular webtoon by webtoon creator Joo Dong-geun, touted as a “Korean-style zombie graphic novel.” The series follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school. Written by Chung Sung-il, and directed by Lee Jae-kyoo and Kim Nam-su, the cast include Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee You-Mi and Lim Jae-hyeok. All of Us are Dead premiers on Jan. 28.

Warner Bros. releases 2022 film lineup

IN 2022, Neo gets resurrected, Bruce Wayne returns with a vengeance, Newt Scamander unravels the secrets of Dumbledore, and Black Adam unleashes his unique form of justice in the modern world. Warner Bros. has released its line-up of films for year, starting with The Matrix: Resurrections which opens on Jan. 12. Filmmaker Lana Wachowski helms the long-awaited next chapter in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity. Opening on Feb. 16 is King Richard. Based on the true story, it follows the journey of Richard Williams (played by Will Smith), the father who raised two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, Venus and Serena Williams. March will see Robert Pattinson starring in The Batman. The film also features Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Lt. James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin. In April comes the latest in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets Of Dumbledore. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelson) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches, and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission. The animated adventure DC League of Super-pets opens in May. Other films opening this year are Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (with Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker); Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson; the horror film Salem’s Lot, based on the book by Stephen King; psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling; and the DC superhero films The Flash starring Ezra Miller and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.