GMA is remaking Shaider
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As an 80s baby, I can be very sentimental. And since we’ve recently gone nostalgic, even more so. Imagine my shock when I found out that GMA has acquired the license for one of the most-loved icons of that time: Shaider.
GMA-7 acquires Shaider, to air Pinoy version
05/08/2007 | 12:26 PM
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.
Tulad ng isa pang popular Japanese work na Lupin, nakuha rin ng GMA-7 ang rights ng Shaider. Isa ito sa mga 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.
What were they thinking? Seriously?