Insee Dang himself, Ananda Everingham, was in attendance, and did a Q&A after the screening. According to Twitter, he said:
"If Wisit makes nice with Five Star, then the sequel will film in 2011." He also shared that Sahamongkol is interested in sequel.
So maybe there will be The Red Eagle: War of the Deadly Psychobots. I guess I still have a slim hope.
Ananda also took time out to talk to the press, talking about Filipino films and the possibility of his planned collaboration with Adolf Alex Jr. on a Spratlys Islands drama, Kalayaan.
Cinemanila opened this year with the Taiwanese comedy Pinoy Sunday and closed with John Sayles' Philippine-American war movie Amigo – two foreign films featuring Filipino actors and telling Filipino stories.
Suffering budget problems, the festival ran just five days this year, and come together at the last minute, according to Film Business Asia.
At the opening ceremony, the festival's founding director, Amable "Tikoy" Aguiluz, stated that "Cinemanila is like Philippine cinema, always in crisis mode, always in trouble, but somehow, someway, always pulling through".
Screening fees are blamed for being the biggest drain on the budget. Read the Film Business Asia article for more on that.
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