GMA-7 Acquires Exclusive Rights to Shaider's Philippine Remake
GMA-7 ripped-off Smallville's storyline for their Captain Barbell show, then denied that they had copied the costumes of Sailor Moon for their Super Twins series. They even tried to pass the Asian Treasures lead stars as Indianna Jones and Lara Croft.
So after being tired of ripping off, GMA-7 ate their words of not buying licenses or franchise rights abroad and bought Lupin III. Quoting Ms. Wilma Galvante from an Inquirer interview,
"... In this scenario where foreign franchises are gearing up for battle, GMA 7 says it has opted to bat for homegrown talent search shows.
Wilma Galvante, GMA 7 senior vice president for entertainment TV, says the network “doesn’t need to buy [a foreign franchise and] to get other people’s ideas.”
She is referring to the licensing fees that other networks have to pay to produce and air local versions of foreign material.
Unlike foreign franchises, Galvante points out, their homegrown shows make their own rules.
“I don’t have to follow any bible of franchise owners,” she says, referring to the program clones. “For example, along the way, we can factor in other features.”
After Lupin, GMA-7 has now acquired the exclusive rights to the Japanese Metal Hero, Shaider. And they are set to remake the Japanese metal hero to the Philippine market... oh lord...
GMA-7 acquires exclusive rights to "Shaider"
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Shaider, or Uchuu Keiji Shaider (English translation: Space Sheriff Shaider), is a Japanese live action series that originally ran in Asahi TV Japan noong 1984. Sa Pilipinas, it was first broadcast and dubbed in Filipino sa IBC-13 noong 1992 ,then re-telecast sa GMA-7 noong 2003. It's last syndicated run was in Hero TV, cartoon channel of ABS-CBN, two years ago. It had 48 original episodes.
Tulad ng isa pang popular Japanese work na Lupin, nakuha rin ng GMA-7 ang rights ng Shaider. Isa isa ito sa mga susunod na primetime shows ng Kapuso Network.
Dominic Zapata is set to direct the Philippine version of Shaider after his Super Twins stint.
Ang StarStruck 3 Ultimate Sole Survivor na si Marky Cielo ang nakatakdang gumanap sa papel na Shaider. Ang StarStruck 4 Ultimate Female Survivor namang si Kris Bernal ang napipisil na gumanap na Annie.
Si Jay Manalo naman ang gaganap sa main villain na si Commander Kom. He will have five female assistants—four of which will be Bianca King, Isabel Oli, Arci Muñoz, and Iwa Moto.
Ang Shaider din ang magiging follow-up primetime show ni Raymart Santiago after Narito Ang Puso Ko with Jolina Magdangal.
Sa original version ng Shaider, ang main character bilang Shaider/Dai Sawamura ay ginampanan ni Hiroshi Tsuburaya. Sa Philippine version nito ay ginawang Alexis del Mundo ang pangalan ng alter-ego ni Shaider. Si Annie naman ay ginampanan ni Naomi Morinaga. Namatay si Hiroshi noong July 24, 2001 sa edad na 37 dahil sa liver cancer.
Balitang ang Shaider ang papalit sa Asian Treasures nina Angel Locsin and Robin Padilla na magtatapos next month.
Predicted final appearance of the Pinoy Version of Shaider
I wonder what version would look like the remake, the original or the Pinoy version. Call this crab mentality but accept the fact, GMA-7's track record with special effects aren't even that good compared to decades of Japanese special effects. And expect Shaider to fell in love with Annie and all the love-couple-suckyness you would expect from GMA-7's writers.
I can't imagine how Shaider's Vavilos would look like.
Ohh the horror!
Anyway, if you haven't seen the ending yet, here they are:
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