KAHAPON (Friday), August 21, 2020 ay naglabas ng official statement ang ABS-CBN sa pagkaka-shelve ng kanilang major project na “Darna”na pinagbibidahan ng 21-year-old young actress na si Jane de Leon at pinamamahalaan ng writer-director na si Jerrold Tarog.
Here it is:
“The rights to ‘Darna’ remain with ABS-CBN as it decided to postpone the film production indefinitely after careful deliberation on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on movie production and cinemas.
“We are committed to following production guidelines under the new normal and the safety of the actors and production team is a top priority. However, because the movie requires complex logistics, crowd shots, and fight scenes that involve physical contact, it will be difficult to give justice to the superhero film while strictly adhering to the guidelines.
‘We are still in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis that makes it also difficult to assess when cinemas will recover and see audiences returning.
‘We thank the cast, staff, and production crew for all the hard work they put into the project. We are also grateful to the Ravelo family, the Darna fans, and the public for their unrelenting support and understanding.”
Ang pagkaka-shelve ng “Darna” project ni Jane under Star Cinema ay siya ring dahilan ng pagkakabalam ng pagsikat ng aktres.
Si Jane ay dating miyembro ng Girltrends, ang all-female dance group dati ng noontime program na “It’s Showtime”.
Samantala, balitang gumastos na ang Star Cinema ng P150-M magmula nang i-announce ang proyekto in 2014 with Angel Locsin as the original choice. Gagastos pa umano ng additional P100-M para mabuo ang pelikula. Nakapag-shoot na rin umano si Jane ng 16 days bago ito nahinto dahil sa pandemya.
Si Jane ay huling napanood sa TV series na “Halik” na umere in 2018 to 2019.