By Pablo A. Tariman, VERA Files
Book authors in the popular category are now having the good times of their lives with movie executives jumping on the first opportunity to get film rights of bestselling books.
Bob Ong’s “Aba, Nakakabasa Na Pala Ako” landed in the stable of Viva Films which made a well-received movie version of the book starring Jericho Rosales and Andi Eigenmann, among others.
Young author Bianca Bernardino penned a love story, “She’s Dating The Gangster” in the social media-based publishing site, Wattpad, and it became a bestseller. It is now the title of a Star Cinema film starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.
Another teenage story entitled, “Diary ng Panget” -- also published in free literature website, Wattpad and authored by a teenager known only as Who Is That Girl -- logged 12 million reads and it landed once more in the Viva Films creative group and is now a movie of the same title starring young stars Nadine Lustre as the insecure diarist, James ReidRead More »from Book power perks up the movies