*November 2021 Update*
ICYDK, Yassi Pressman and JC Santos will be paired together—for the first time ever—in the Philippine adaptation of the hit K-movie More Than Blue. The OG film directed by Won Tae Yeon was released in 2009, and let's just say it left a lot of viewers with *broken hearts* after watching it. We're sure the Filipino version will have the same effect on us!
Here's everything we know about More Than Blue (so far):
What's the original plot of More Than Blue?
Prepare the tissues because it's about to get ~melodramatic~. Best friends and orphans Cream (Lee Bo Young) and K (Kwon Sang Woo) seem to have the perfect relationship, but K has a secret: He has terminal cancer. Because he doesn't want to leave Cream alone after his death, K sets her up with another man despite the fact that he's *deeply* in love with her.
The movie also has a 2018 Taiwanese remake starring Jasper Liu and Ivy Chen.
Who's starring in the More Than Blue remake?
JC Santos as K
Yassi Pressman as Cream
PUSH reports that Yassi said this is her most mature role in the span of her 15-year acting career during the movie's media conference. "I don't think I've done a movie na ganito kalalim. Direk Nuel said that this is my most mature role yet and I would agree. Before kasi when it was a rom-com film, it had a lot of touches of lightness and jokes. Here marami ring mga light moments, a lot of beauty in it, a lot of joy. But the depth in which I had [to] dig deep down under to really touch those emotions that I have kept or new emotions na kailangan kong buuin from deep within was just on a whole other level. So I can't really compare it to anything I've done before."
Meanwhile, JC said he initially underestimated the script and that this is the movie he was most scared to do. "Come two days before the shoot umabot ako sa nag-panic ako dahil hindi ko alam kung kaya ko ba. Nag-text pa ako kay Direk at sinabi ko na nai-intimidate ako sa character ko at saka sa material. Hanggang nagshoo-shoot na kami pero takot pa rin ako. Actually, ito na yung pelikula na pinakanatakot ako nang sobra sa gagawin ko, pinakakinakabahan ako kada eksena."
When can you watch the movie?
The cast and crew wrapped filming for More Than Blue in September 2021. Yassi took to IG to say: "Honestly can't wait for you all to fall in love with the characters in this film sooooooo much, that it hurts. Today was our last day of shooting, and I am so proud of every person that worked SO HARD to get this done. And get it done so beautifully."
More Than Blue will be available for streaming on Vivamax starting November 19! It's directed by Nuel Naval, who also worked on the hit Miracle In Cell No.7 remake. You can watch the full trailer below:
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