Posted June 24, 2013 by Alvin Minon in Comics

Mervin Malonzo: Tabi Po in Film

Tabi PoTabi Po is being considered for a movie adaptation by an international film production company, says its creator Mervin Malonzo on a recent post last Monday, June 17.

In an interview with Sir Malonzo this week, he said an LA-based film production company showed interest when the story of Tabi Po will be finished, particularly the English version. This film production company has been involved with films such as Erik Matti’s On The Job and an Indonesian action film currently in the works.

“May nakuha lang akong email from LA-based film production company. Nagtatanong siya kung kailan ko raw matatapos yung story (particularly yung english translation) kasi maganda raw itong isa-pelikula. Nagpakita rin sila ng ilang films na nagawa nila before. Meron silang Indonesian action film na ginawa, astig yung trailer. Last year ata ni-release. Tapos involved din sila sa international sales ng latest movie ni Erik Matti (On the Job). Impressed din naman ako sa works nila kaya sabi ko sige babalitaan ko sila pag tapos na ang story.”

However, nothing is concrete as of now as Malonzo’s still to finish his series this year. Also, he says there are talks right now with a publishing house for the printed copy of Tabi Po. Soonest possibility would be in 2014 but still something people would hope to push through and get out as soon as possible.

“Ayun! At saka pala, malaki ang chance na sa susunod na taon, magkakaroon na ng print copy ang Tabi Po. May nakausap na kong publisher. Ayoko pa sabihin kung sino. baka mausog. :)”

Tabi Po is a free online komiks (Filipino komiks) available at www.tabi-po.com.The comic has also been released in English language version. Distributed by Flipside Digital Content and started in May 2010, the comics contain uncensored nudity, blood, violence and sex and revolves around the Aswang myth.It tells the story of a young man patching together his memories while dealing with the hunger that grows inside his navel-less belly.

Alvin Minon