Erik Matti is set to helm the prequel of his hit title “On the Job”, with Jericho Rosales and Ryan Agoncillo playing the leads.

As reported on Variety, the upcoming film, which has yet to determine its title, will reunite Erik with screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto and will be produced by the filmmaker’s production company, Reality MM Studios.

The film is set against the turbulent backdrop of the island of Mindanao where Pedring Eusebio, the corrupt Mayor of a fictional city called La Paz, rises to power and becoming the most influential and feared man in the city.

“I love 1970s Hollywood crime films, or French Jean-Pierre Melville-type cop corruption movies that are no longer being made, although these are films that audiences still enjoy,” said Erik. “The prequel to “On The Job” and “On The Job: The missing 8″ provides another opportunity to bring a fresh, new Filipino crime story with international appeal to the world.”

Jericho reportedly will play the role of Pedring Eusobio, with Ryan playing a high-ranking military official who makes his way into politics.

The movie will begin filming sometime in 2023.

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