The Filipino film industry has struggled to make their historical movies more epic and commercially appealing in the eyes of the outside world. Many epic Filipino movies have fallen short of being noticed by western audiences. But recent critical response to Matt Damon’s starring role in the 2016 movie The Great Wall has provided Filipino filmmakers with a crucial key. The trailer for The Great Wall revealed the missing ingredient that would make Filipino movies a gazillion times more epic! Good ol’ savior Matt Damon! As a result, Matt Damon signed a deal to remake 3 epic Filipino movies (Heneral Luna, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, and Jose Rizal) and to star in the big screen adaptation of a hit TV series (Amaya).
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