Confirmed: Marvin Agustin And Jolina Magdangal's Reunion Movie Won't Be A Sequel To 'Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang?'

It will be a new story by Juan Miguel Severo and Bibeth Orteza.
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After the announcement of Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal’s reunion movie this week, we now know more about the '90s love team's comeback film. It won’t be a sequel to their iconic movie Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang? Instead, it will be an original story about the “wreckage of a relationship.”

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Director Dan Villegas tells ABS-CBN News that it started when Marvin watched his movie Exes Baggage, starring Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino. “Nag-message siya ng congratulations and maganda. Puwede daw ba gumawa ng pelikula with me and Jolens. Sabi ko, ‘Oo naman, pare. Generation ko ang love team niyo.’”

The writing team came together after Marvin saw and liked Dan’s movie Hintayan Ng Langit, which was written by Juan Miguel Severo. They asked veteran writer Bibeth Orteza to join the team since they needed another voice for the “very mature love story.” Dan says, “Kasi nga ‘di ba ang age nila, sabi naming dalawa, parehas kaming hindi pa kasal so we need another voice. Kaya pumasok si Madam Bibeth. Naisip ko dapat kasama namin siya kasi iba ang input ng tao na nanggaling na doon.”

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The director says he feels pressured by the buzz surrounding the movie announcement alone, but he’s confident that the love team’s chemistry will shine onscreen. “Kahit i-force nating tanggalin 'yon, you can’t. Nakaupo lang sila, nag-uusap lang sila, may chemistry na. They finish each other’s sentences.”

The team is in scriptwriting mode at the moment, and filming will begin in July or August. We can’t wait for the movie to come out! 

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