Kapamilya’s hottest male celeb James Reid will be the new Pedro Penduko.
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 re-imagined 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 modern twist aims to revive the old image of the superhero for a new generation of Filipinos.
James Reid as Pedro Penduko was revealed in the History Con 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
According to James, shooting for the film has started.
Another Kapamilya actor also played this comic hero role. Matt Evans had the role in Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko that lasted for two seasons.