Remember the movie “Pedro Penduko”?
Well, a new version is the next project of James Reid; the other half of the reel-to-real couple Jadine.
On Instagram, Viva Artist Agency (VAA) shared a video of his training for his role in the Filipino comic book-based film. This is just the beginning of his training period.
“First day of training for @james!” the VAA captioned the video.
Pedro Penduko is a Filipino comic book character styled as a folk hero or superhero; created originally by National Artist for Literature Francisco V. Coching. It debuted on Liwayway Magazine.
The new version of Pedro Penduko, written by Regene Estolatan under Epik Studios, is about Filipino teen Peter Harris, who grew up in the United States and was raised by his adoptive father. He was often a victim of bullying so after his father died, he flew to the Philippines to look for his mother.
Actors Janno Gibbs and Matt Evans are some of the famous Pedro Pendukos on film and on television, respectively.
Throwback. Trailer of the Pedro Penduko television series which was topbilled by Evans:
Meanwhile, Reid recently met Gibbs:
Do you want to see how Reid prepares for the role? Watch: