“Land Down Under” will have world premiere in the U.S. by December

"Land Down Under" will have world premiere in the U.S. by December

Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin are slated to attend the world premiere of Land Down Under in the United States this December.

After shooting in Australia for the past two weeks, Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin arrived in Manila, last November 22. The stars of the movie will just finish the few remaining scenes of their movie Land Down Under before flying to the United States to attend the world premiere of the Star Cinema film.

A source from Star Cinema informed PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that the first public screening of Land Down Under will take place not in Manila but in the United States. The original play date of the romantic drama was supposed to take place this November, but due to several delays, the showing of the movie in the Philippines has been moved to January 2009.

Piolo and Angel will grace the screenings scheduled in Los Angeles on December 6 and in San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City) on December 7.

This movie is the culminating presentation of Star Cinema in celebration of its 15th anniversary. The world premiere of Land Down Under coincides with a grand Star Cinema film festival wherein hit movies of ABS-CBN’s film arm will be screened in the U.S. Sam Milby is expected to attend the screening of the film My Only U. Unfortunately, the lead stars of the romantic comedy, Toni Gonzaga and Vhong Navarro, will not be present at the international screening.

Directed by Rory Quintos, Land Down Under is about a man who rekindles his passion for his first love after being separated from her for several years. Migo (Piolo) returns to Bukidnon to reclaim his family’s ranch and to win back the heart of rodeo queen Arah (Angel).

Half of the film was shot in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao—a place that is dubbed as the “home of the country’s finest cowboys.” The other half of the film transports moviegoers to the city of Darwin, dubbed Australia’s gateway to Asia and one of the most thriving areas north of Queensland.

While shooting the film in the continent dubbed as the Land Down Under (hence the title of the movie), Piolo was interviewed by reporters of ABC Rural. According to Wikipedia, this station is part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that produces news, business, and entertainment programs targeted at audiences in regional Australia.

Philippine Entertainment Portal


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