'Motel Acacia' premiere cancelled due to coronavirus threat


Posted at Mar 09 2020 03:10 PM


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MANILA -- Film producer Black Sheep has cancelled the premiere night of “Motel Acacia” originally scheduled on March 9 due to the coronavirus threat.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Black Sheep said the cancellation of the event is “to ensure the health and safety of our talents, staff, crew and guests.”

“This decision was made after careful consideration by the management in order to cooperate with the government, who have declared a state of pubic health emergency in the Philippines,” the statement added.

Black Sheep then urged everyone to practice preventive measures to help the government with its efforts.

“Motel Acacia,” starring JC Santos, follows the story of a young man who is being groomed to take over his dad's business of exterminating illegal immigrants in the US. The preferred method? Sacrificing them to a kapre, who devours men and impregnates women.

It is directed by Philippine-based director Bradley Liew with writer Bianca Balbuena. Epic Media, Singapore's Potocol, Slovenia's Studio Virc, and Croatia's Nukleus Films produced it with Black Sheep.