Celebrated BuyBust and On The Job director Erik Matti’s recent departure from upcoming superhero pic, Darna, hasn’t discouraged him from aspiring toward shepherding family adventure projects – particularly ones with stylish, visionary action. The latest indicator of this is now available with Yo!, a proof-of-concept trailer that easily likens itself to titles like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World which carries almost that exact same visual, energetic vibe.
It’s a worthy read as well considering what it takes these days to get an ambitious action production in the Philippines off the ground. The greivances are valid, too, often pertaining to financing and politics overall despite the local talent pool that exists and otherwise lives and breathes to partake in a genre that speaks to international audiences at the least. Indeed, further plot and story specifics are scant regarding the film, but Matti’s testimony certainly speak to my own observations on past projects next to this one.