I recently received news on this new film inspired by the infamous Love Bug computer worm. For those who don’t remember the incident eleven years ago, The Love Bug (AKA I love you or LoveLetter) clogged up inboxes and email servers worldwide as it spread rapidly in May 2000. Subject: I Love You is an action-packed romantic drama, based on the destructive ‘I Love You’ computer virus, which spread around the globe at the turn of the millennium, shutting down computer systems at the Pentagon, Parliament and the CIA. Combining romance, drama, action and international intrigue, Subject: I Love You is ultimately the story of a young man, Victor, who will do anything to reconnect with the only woman he’s ever loved – even if that means entangling himself in an international criminal investigation. For me, this film looks great and far more interesting than Social Network. It’s also a big accomplishment for Filipinos in the entertainment industry and it’s about damn time to have more brown faces on screen in leading roles.
Filmed entirely in The Philippines, the film features a stellar, multinational cast directed by Manila-born director, Francis dela Torre.
A joint venture between upstart Manila-based production company Tectonic Filmsand Radiant Studios, the ambitious independent project features a multinational cast and stars Philippine star Jericho Rosales (Not to be mistaken for Bruno Mars), Briana Evigan (STEP UP 2 THE STREETS), Dante Basco (TAKE THE LEAD, HOOK), Kristin Bauer (TRUE BLOOD), Dean Cain (LOIS AND CLARK) Apl de Ap (Black Eye Peas) and International Recording Artist, Gary Valenciano.
SUBJECT: I LOVE YOU will be World Premiering at the at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the historic Lido Theatre in Newport Beach.