Jerrold Tarog is new director of ‘Darna’

By: - Reporter
/ 07:09 PM October 05, 2018

Director Jerrold Tarog. INQUIRER file photo

The management of ABS-CBN and Star Cinema chose award-winning filmmaker Jerrold Tarog as the new director of the movie reboot “Darna” following the resignation of its erstwhile director Erik Matti.

According a statement by ABS-CBN on Friday, Tarog already accepted the project with Kapamilya star Liza Soberano as the lead role.


“Jerrold, who successfully helmed the critically-acclaimed hits “Heneral Luna” and “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” has warmly accepted the project and will soon commence working on the film,” Kane Errol Choa, head of ABS-CBN’s Integrated Corporate Communications, said in a statement.

The industry also welcomed Tarog’s “fresh take” on the upcoming film as he is also the director of two biggest Filipino movies such as “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” and “Heneral Luna.”


“We welcome Jerrold Tarog’s fresh take, innovative ideas, and signature directorial style to make Darna’s return to the big screen a rare cinematic experience for moviegoers,” Choa added.

Tarog replaced Erik Matti who confirmed his resignation in an Instagram post. The “Darna” reboot was first announced in 2014 by Star Cinema.

READ: Erik Matti roots for Liza Soberano after quitting ‘Darna’

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