Viva adapting Korean film Spellbound with Bela Padilla and Marco Gumabao
Actress Bela Padilla will return for a new project with Viva Films titled Spellbound which is an adaptation of the 2011 South Korean rom-com film.
According to the actress, she got the script three years ago after her first South Korean adaptation work with Viva which was Miracle on Cell No. 7 which was directed by Nuel Naval and stars Aga Muhlach and Xia Vigor. The film was also Viva’s entry to the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF in 2019.
In the film, Padilla is set to play Yuri, a lady who acts as a ghost magnet after surviving a car crash in high school. The continuous appearance of ghosts in her life had later began instilling fear for people near her. This also convinces her that she is better alone that be with somebody.
And during this time she meets with Marco Gumabao’s character named Victor, a charismatic street magician who convinces Yuri to become an act with him, doing “street horror magic” which gains them popularity.
And during this time she meets with Marco Gumabao‘s character named Victor, a charismatic street magician who convinces Yuri to become an act with him, doing “street horror magic” which gains them popularity.
To complicate things for the would-be-couple is the unfriendly ghost Krissy played by Rhen Escano who wants to ensure that this romance fails and Yuri continue to be unhappy.
Spellbound will also star Cindy Miranda, Benj Manalo, Ronnie Liang and Moi Bien. Spellbound is slated for release February 1 and will be directed by Jalz Zarate who also helped produced Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Huling Cha Cha ni Anita” (2013) and Jourdan Sebastian’s “The Art of Ligaw” (2019).
I can’t seem to find the trailer so here’s the South Korean version of the film
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