Ni: Rohn Romulo
MUKHANG tuloy na tuloy na ang pagsasapelikula ng buhay ni Arnel Pineda at kung paano siya na-discover via YouTube para maging kapalit ni Steve Perry bilang frontman ng bandang Journey.
Ang magdididirek nito ay ang same director ng hit all-Asian cast film na Crazy Rich Asians na si Jon M. Chu. Ipo-produce naman ito through Warner Bros na siya ring nag-release ng Crazy Rich Asians.
Lumabas ang report na ito sa Deadline Hollywood noong December 5 kunsaan naikuwento ni Neal Schon kung paano nila nahanap si Pineda at ang pagkaka-describe niya rito ay “the rare singer able to reliably replicate the soaring vocals of exited original lead singer Steve Perry.”
Nagkaroon na noon ng documentary film in 2012 tungkol sa pagpasok ni Pineda sa bandang Journey titled Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.
“Chu’s vision is to make an empowering movie that follows the real life rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale of a formerly homeless Filipino singer to overnight rock star,” ayon pa sa Deadline writer na si Mike Fleming Jr.
Heto naman ang masasabi ni Jon M. Chu sa paggawa niya ng pelikula tungkol kay Pineda: “The success of Crazy Rich Asians has blown my mind and set me on a path to champion more unique inspirational stories that represent new perspectives from all around the world.
“This story in particular has been on my mind since I first read about it years ago. A true fairy tale and triumph of the human spirit. An unlikely hero, an undeniable talent, the power of music and a worldwide stage (literally) has all the ingredients I love about movies.
“Plus I have been a fan of Journey’s music since I can remember. I am excited to be bringing the audience along on this incredible story with my partners at Warner Bros who have been a leading champion of diverse voices in front and behind the camera.”