February 5, 2017

Kim Chiu And Matteo Guidicelli To Star In Chito S. Rono's Upcoming Horror Movie Ghost Bride

Well-known and award-winning Filipino film director Chito S. Rono is back in the director's chair after more than a year without a major project released on the big screen. Rono's last film was the mildly successful romantic-drama Etiquette for Mistresses which was released in September of 2015. The director is now getting ready to shoot his latest movie which currently has the working title Ghost Bride.

In the story conference for the film which was held in early February, it was revealed that the movie will be topbilled by Kim Chiu. Matteo Guidicelli, and Alice Dixson. According to an ABS-CBN report, shooting for the film will start this February.

The main cast of Ghost Bride will also include Victor Silayan, JC Santos, Jerome Ponce, Rio Locsin, Mon Confiado, and Beverly Salviejo. Kim Chiu will be playing the titular character in the movie which is the ghost bride. The plot was inspired by the Chinese tradition of ghost marriages. In this tradition, one or both of the parties in a marriage are deceased. This is a tradition that's also practiced in other countries like Sudan and France.

When will Ghost Bride be released?
The producers and the cast haven't announced a release date yet. This is understandable since shooting for the film will only start this February. Usually, filming will take a few months then another few months for post-production. With that said, if there's no delay in the filming, Ghost Bride will probably hit movie theaters either in the third or fourth quarter of this year. There's also the possibility that the movie will be released in either October or November just in time for the Halloween season.

Who is Chito S. Rono?
Rono is one of the most productive directors in Philippine cinema. He's the director behind acclaimed Filipino films like Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara, Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa, Spirit Warriors, Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure, Feng Shui, Sukob, and Dekada '70. He also dabbled in television, directing series like Maria Mercedes, Imortal, and Spirits.