It seems that original Pinoy superheroes are about to make a comeback in the next coming years. First, it was Darna, who’s going to be played by Liza Soberano in the newest movie adaptation set to premiere this year.
Now, Pedro Penduko is also set to have an entirely reimagined remake film! And who’s going to play the Pinoy superhero? Kapamilya’s hottest male celeb James Reid. The 24-year-old actor will portray the role of Pedro Penduko in its movie reboot.
Viva Films will have an upcoming film adaptation of this Filipino comic book character who uses his powerful amulet to fight his enemies. James will be the reimagined version of this folk hero or superhero, which was created by Francisco V. Coching and published by Liwayway Magazine.
We will see a new Pedro Penduko this time as James is a “tisoy” while the original character has the Pinoy looks. The upcoming version was written by Regene Estolatan under Epik Studios. The story goes like this – the next “chosen one” is a wimpy teen named Peter Harris, who was raised in the US by his adoptive father.
The new “Pedro Penduko” will reportedly now be the story of Peter Harris, a Filipino who grew up in the States his whole life who now must go back to the Philippines to look for his estranged mother and discovers dark secrets about his family and its connections with supernatural forces.
The modern twist aims to revive the old image of the superhero for a new generation of Filipinos.
The character was reimagined by Epik Studios in 2016, giving a different take on the character.
Here is the synopsis of the graphic novel:
"Peter Harris feels like he doesn't belong. A Filipino who lived all his life in the U.S. where he grew up bullied since grade school.
"Now 20 years old, he has had enough and wants to escape. Just then, his adoptive father passes away in a tragic accident involving something supernatural that nobody can explain.
"It will all unfold to him when he goes back to the Philippines to look for his mother whom he hasn't seen since he was an infant.
“When he finds her, he learns that she has been a victim of a curse given by the ruler of Eastern Kasamaan… Does a loser and a whiny wimp like him has what it takes to take on the role of the new Pedro Penduko?"
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