January 28 — Star Cinema proudly announced that plans are on the way to make local bestselling fiction novel “She’s Dating The Gangster” into a movie this 2014. Written by Bainca Bernardino and published by Summit Media in 2013, the book has grown a fanbase whose members have clamored for a movie remake of the popular title. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will be playing the lead roles of Athena Dizon and Kenji delos Reyes.
She’s Dating The Gangster is a short novel about Athena Dizon, an average highschooler who made a mistake of dating the resident gangster, Kenji delos Reyes. It doesn’t hurt that Kenji is handsome, popular, and comes from a rich and affluent family. Will their personalities hinder them from falling in love with each other? Not to mention, Kenji is still head-over-heels in love with his ex, whose name happens to be Athena! Find out by reading the book or waiting for the movie to hit the big screens.
I finished the book a few months ago, and unlike many of the readers who loved the book, I didn’t really find it anything spectacular. There wasn’t anything memorable about it for me. No romantic scenes that stuck with me, just their endless bickering and attempts at romance that always fall short from making me kilig. Even though that’s the case, I’ll be one of the first people to see the movie because the movie would offer a different approach to telling the story. Maybe it was just the storytelling that I didn’t like about the book. It seemed too rush and I was unable to enjoy it. Plus, when I heard that the book will be made into a movie, I knew immediately that KathNiel would be perfect for the lead roles. They have great chemistry on-screen, and I think they won’t disappoint.-HANA