MANILA — Acclaimed comic book artist and writer Arnold Arre is teaming up with Black Sheep for a film adaptation of one of his works, the ABS-CBN Films outfit announced on Friday.
On Twitter, Black Sheep creative director Kriz Gazmen shared a photo with Arre along with collaborators from Project 8 corner San Joaquin.
Sharing his excitement, Gazmen tagged filmmaker Dan Villegas (“Exes Baggage,” “Changing Partners”), saying, “Mag-shoot na tayo bukas na!”
“Another one of my graphic novels will have a movie adaptation. Stay tuned,” Arre said in a separate Instagram update showing the same group photo.
In 2017, Arre and film director Jerrold Tarog (“Heneral Luna,” “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral”) announced that the artist’s “The Mythology Class” will be brought to the big screen, with TBA Studios producing.
No further details regarding that project have been announced since.
Aside from “The Mythology Class,” Arre’s other graphic novels include: “Trip to Tagaytay,” “After Eden,” “Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat,” “Halina Filipina,” and “Martial Law Babies” — one of which is likely to be the source material of the Black Sheep collaboration.
After the massive success of “Alone/Together,” the millennial film studio is gearing up for a busy year, with several projects already lined up.
Excluding the team-up with Arre, at least three films are in the pipeline: the “Fan Girl” project by Antoinette Jadaone, a Jason Paul Laxamana film starring Julia Barretto, and a Pia Wurtzbach-starrer.