I was one of the lucky ones (local and foreign press) to witness and cover the first ever event that gathers foreign press from Asia and other countries. As the Philippines continues to capture Hollywood’s interest, as Manila played host to Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 6.
The crowd went crazy on the red carpet, myself included. The film’s lead action star, Vin Diesel, along with fellow stars Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and Luke Evans, producer Neal H. Moritz, and director Justin Lin came to the Philippines to be part of this exciting movie event. During the two‐day event, invited journalists will have a chance to conduct one‐on‐one interviews with the cast and director. This culminated in a star‐studded red carpet premiere of Fast & Furious 6 held at the SM Mall of Asia on May 15, 2013.
Actually I almost give up considering we are more than 200 (I guess) on the red carpet. Didnt get the chance to take good shots of Vin Diesel and the rest. So I went to the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage Cinema for the screening. Until Ive heard that the casts will visit the Cinema. So I positioned myself in front. Now I can say that Im very lucky to have covered it. Im just few meters away from them!
I personally would like to thank GBX Philippines! CHECK ALL THE PHOTOS during theRED CARPET SCREENING HERE.
Manila is part of a world tour that included stops in other global cities including London, Seoul, and Cabo San Lucas. This bit of good news comes on the heels of Manila receiving global exposure in 2012 as one of the main location backdrops for the Hollywood action‐thriller The Bourne Legacy.
Fast & Furious 6 continues in the tradition of thrilling fast‐paced car chases, action, and suspense that has made the movie franchise a worldwide sensation. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all‐stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent.
Reuniting for their most high‐stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
Fast & Furious 6 is a United International Pictures Release through Solar Entertainment Corporation.
The film will be released in theatres across the Philippines on May 24, 2013.
GBX Philippines, as one of the supporters of this event will join to give away prizes and exciting activities online and in-store.
Visit their stores at G3 Eastwood, GBX Robinsons Galleria, GBX Robinsons Ermita and G3 SM Megamall for “Fast and Furious” and GBX promos. For more updates, you may check GBX Philippines Facebook Page.