It’s a Hoax

 There is no Philippines’ version of Twilight headed for TV.  It was in fact a hoax that totally duped a celeb blogger and several sites.

As hoaxes go, it was a good one. It was timed right before the Christmas holiday making it completely impossible to verify with official sources, who when they get around to reading our email inquiry are going to think that someone spiked our eggnog.

Fortunately someone in the Philippines checked with the management of the station supposedly airing the show and got this reply, "Save the effort and hate words, guys! Buzzbox clarified with ABS-CBN Corporate Communication Head Bong Osorio and after checking with ABS-CBN Television Head Cory Vidanes categorically stated: “There is no plan for ABS-CBN to remake ‘Twilight.’” 

Comments

  1. Wow. Haha!

  2. Industry Guy says

    This maybe a hoax but I heard from several sources that another Vampire Show for network television is in the future. Someone said they were looking at different book series to base them off of.

    IndustryGuy

  3. Alu Rathbone says

    I can’t believe what people will do for attention… that was so not cool…

    naughty naughty bloggers!

  4. And I thought this Filipino Twilight would be the perfect vehicle for Michael Copon. ;o)

  5. Oh, thank God. As a Filipino, I am very happy that this didn’t happen. Still… a part of me is disappointed. XD That would’ve have been a bittersweet kind of thing to watch.

  6. Thank God!
    I was depressed that this is what the fandom has come to. It is a clever hoax though. They had all the actors selected and everything.
    I’m so happy this isn’t real though.

  7. yes . yes . yes .

  8. Thank goodness. Though, if you think about it, why did the TV Station (who was supposed to do the Filipino Version) posted an article (on the Twilight remake) in the first place, then took it down all of a sudden?

  9. Aelred Ortiz says

    relief..!

  10. yay!

  11. the world is a sane place again
    HALLELUJA!!!!!!!!!!1

  12. Not again! After remaking (ruining) korean dramas, now twilight? Plzzz!! I’m glad though that it is not true 😛

  13. honestly. who cares? if they make it great, and if they don’t that’s ok too. who says it won’t be better than the movie? be openminded.

  14. I’m so relieved!

  15. Sakura-Miaka says

    Thank god it’s been confirmed!!! Now I can shut my friends up…. I had a feeling it was a hoax when I saw the ‘poster’ for it…. totally photoshopped….

  16. yehey! i’m so relieved!thank God

  17. Bummer. Just when things were getting a lot more fun who think that the series is stupid to begin with 😉

  18. Thats good!!!

  19. YES! I have no other words for it than that. *sigh of relief*

  20. IrritableGrizzly says

    I’m so happy. When I saw their “Edward”, I nearly choked. They make such copycat shows there. Honestly, they ruined Korean dramas for me lol

  21. LOL I thought so!! XD

  22. im glad that this piece of s**t is over now..i mean seriously. the philippines will be like the laughing stock if it was true. no offense, but i don’t think they can pull this one off.. peace out to P.I. 🙂

  23. Damn…. I’m disappointed. i would have loved to see it, no matter how awful it was. I love asian dramas. IMO, they are much better than american dramas. Too bad some japanese channel didn’t get a hold of it. They make the best drama shows.

  24. I KNEW IT ALL ALONG.

    Some people are so gullible.

  25. can you hear the chourus???????

    WOOO!!!!!

  26. Thank God!

    Wow I got a little scared there for a second. That would’ve been seriously screwed up.

    Imagine that! Not just a Twilight movie, but a TV show. It *would* have been in another language, sure, but I kinda thought it might have been cool. =]

    Also, I applaud them for not only worrying the living crap out of every fan out there, but also creating such an elaborate hoax! I mean, really! Think of how they executed it so perfectly! RIGHT before Christmas, PLUS they had all the actors. I’m kind of wondering if any of those actors actually exist, though. Would anyone care to verify?

    And the dude they picked for Edward was…uh…*less* gorgeous than Rob to put it lightly. Actually, when I saw the fake poster I kind of cringed. He was…not pretty, to say the least. 😛

  27. Meg, all the actors mentioned are real actors here in the Philippines and I share your sentiment about the Edward they chose. Actually, he is pretty cute but casting him as Edward is blasphemous. They shouldn’t have done that, now everyone thinks he’s ugly when actually he’s not. LOL. Also, I am one of those Filipino fans who panicked like crazy when I heard about the project. I do have faith that Stephenie will not sell the rights just like that but sometimes rumors can be true. So, I sure hope this NO FILIPINO TWILIGHT is final and official and I hope to not hear from it again.

  28. That’s so friggin’ funny. Silly Twilighters, always freaking out about the slightest news. You people are amusing to watch.

  29. I was utterly horrified at this. I’m a Filipino but I am totally against it. I don’t think they’ll be able to give justice to it. I’m just soooo relieved that it’s not real.

  30. whew!. soo relieved(like others) that this issue is hoax. imagine edward’s lines translated to filipino.. just the thought of it makes my stomach churn. xD

    seriously that abs cbn is going crazy will all their remakes..

    go stephenie!(for not selling the rights!) yey!ü

  31. I am SO GLAD it isn’t true!
    Of course, it is typical of the Filipino Media to go and do something like that but thank you Stephenie thank God that it is not true!!!
    Makes me want to have a party!
    Twilight in Filipino would kill the Twilight fan spirit here in the Philippines and that is something I am not willing to go through being an avid fan of the books myself.
    WHAT A RELIEF!!
    And who ever started the hoax, all I have to say is “It’s a Twilight thing, you wouldn’t understand.”
    =p

  32. Lol. This link is going up on some of my sites. As someone who does not like Twilight or hoaxes, put the two together and have a laugh. 🙂

  33. This was funny. Reading the responces. I didn’t know there was even going to be one till I read it off of twilightguy.com

    yea, i’m a twilight fan myself but wow, you’re guys’s reactions are very entertaining. I almost hope there’s another hoax

    it would be much more entertaining and funny

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