Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos said the film production arm of ABS-CBN is already working on the fourth installment of the series of romantic-comedy films starring Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz.
“Kasi nung nag-end ‘yung film, gusto mo pa malaman what happens to the relationship. Now, we’re doing our fourth for next year, mag-asawa na sila,” she said.
“It Takes a Man and a Woman” ended with Miggy (Cruz) and Laida (Geronimo) walking down the aisle and exchanging vows after overcoming struggles they faced in their relationship.
While “It Takes a Man and a Woman” has often been called the third and final installment in the series, Santos’ interview seemed to indicate otherwise.
Asked whether she’s afraid that the love team of the two Kapamilya stars would get overexposed, Santos said: “Hindi, kasi iba ‘yung kuwento. You deal with real-life situations. Parang si Laida at Miggy naging mga kaibigan mo. Feeling ko kakilala mo sila and you want to know more about this couple.”
In his past interview, Cruz said he is only willing to do a sequel to “It Takes a Man and a Woman” if the script surpasses the quality of the third movie.
“If we can come up with a better script or better material than ‘It Takes a Man and a Woman,’ then tingnan natin. Kung hindi, I’d rather end it this way,” the actor said.
Geronimo, on the other hand, said that should a fourth film get the green light, she hopes that it will explore the trials of couple in the first years of married life.
“Ako, maganda muna ‘yung makita ng mga tao ‘yung buhay mag-asawa nila, ‘yung adjustments, paano nila malalagpasan,” she said, when asked if she is willing to have “babies” in a possible sequel.
With over P350 million in total earnings, “It Takes a Man and a Woman” is one of the highest-grossing local films of all time, alongside the comedy movie “Sisterakas.”(MNS)