Senator Lapid eyes big return to action filmmaking
Inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’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 “Bong” Revilla Jr. and President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada.
“‘Di bale nang mawala ako sa pulitika, huwag lang akong mawala sa showbiz (It’s okay if I fade from politics, but not from showbiz),” Lapid told a group of Senate reporters.
The senator said he has been longing to revive “Leon Guerrero,” a horse-riding local Robin Hood who merited a box office hit and at least two sequels at the tills.
“I choose this character because he wears a mask. It’s good for hiding wrinkles,” said Lapid, now 56.