Senator Lapid eyes big return to action filmmaking
Inspired by Arnold Schwarzeneggerâ€™s return to the big screen, Sen. Lito Lapid now dreams of initiating a film festival dedicated solely to action films.
Take note, he would invite only action stars of a certain age. The guests of honors would be Philip Salvador, Ronnie Rickets, Cesar MontaÃ±o and Senate colleagues Ramon â€œBongâ€ Revilla Jr. and President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada.
â€œâ€™Di bale nang mawala ako sa pulitika, huwag lang akong mawala sa showbiz (Itâ€™s okay if I fade from politics, but not from showbiz),â€ Lapid told a group of Senate reporters.
The senator said he has been longing to revive â€œLeon Guerrero,â€ a horse-riding local Robin Hood who merited a box office hit and at least two sequels at the tills.
â€œI choose this character because he wears a mask. Itâ€™s good for hiding wrinkles,â€ said Lapid, now 56.