Titled James And Pat And Dave, the movie is a sequel to Vince And Kath And James (VKJ), which starred Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie.
VKJ was one of the official entries of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival.
For the sequel, Ronnie reprises his role as James, and he figures in a love triangle with Loisa, who is cast as Pat, while Donny Pangilinan plays Dave.
A story conference was held yesterday, February 21.
James And Pat And Dave will also be directed by Theodore Boborol, the director of VKJ.
According to the filmmaker, James And Pat And Dave is an original story, unlike VKJ that was based on the "textserye" Vince And Kath.
Theodore said about the movie, "May nangyari sa buhay ni James at doon niya makikilala yung character ni Pat. But definitely, yung characters ni Dave at Pat may history sila, may background sila together, may love history, and kung paano manghimasok si James sa history ng love ni Pat at ni Dave."
Since Ronnie's character did not end up with Julia Barretto in VKJ, the movie revolves around the theme: "Bakit hindi ako pinili?"
Theodore explained, "Yun naman yung magko-continue ng story, e. In the first [film], si James, he was not chosen by Kath and then when people find out the stories of Pat and Dave parang hindi rin sila napipili.
"Lahat naman tayo at some point in our lives, whether tungkol ito sa love or tungkol sa work or sa friendship or sa school, minsan hindi tayo pinipili, e. Minsan napapatanong tayo. Yun din yung hugot."
Another question during the movie announcement was if Donny will play third wheel to Loisa and Ronnie, an already established reel-and-real life couple.
Theodore answered, "Actually, first part nga ng movie si James yung parang third wheel, e. Ang totoong may original love story sa movie, it's Loisa and Donny.
"Siguro, third wheel siya in a way because love team yung LoiNie. But in directing the movie, I don't want it to appear that way.
"We want it to appear as a love triangle along the lines of the classic Star Cinema movies like Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita, like Rico Yan, Claudine Barretto, and Diether Ocampo, millennial [version] na parang ganon.
"Yung character ng babae, hindi niya alam kung sino pipiliin—kung yung bad boy or yung seemingly good guy."
More details are yet to be announced regarding James And Pat And Dave.