Anyone who fondly remembers Steven Spielberg’s Hook will say that amongst the film’s memorable characters was the new leader of the Lost Boys, Rufio. The character was made incredibly due to his costume, narrative role and acclaimed performance by a young Dante Basco. Since then, Basco has gained quite a sizable resume in well-like projects, most notably for his vocal role as Zuko in the critically acclaimed animated series, Avatar the Last Airbender. Now, according to Deadline, Basco is set to make his directorial debut with a new film called The Fabulous Filipino Brothers.
This film is a collaborative project between Dante and his brothers Darion and Dionysio, both of whom wrote the film’s script. Not only that, but Dante, Darion, Dionysio and their other brother Derek will be fulfilling the project’s title roles. Fabulous Filipino Brothers is described as a dark romantic comedy following the many shenanigans of three brothers, all weaved together by four vignettes of the situations they find themselves in ranging from cockfighting to discovering an unexpected package. These events lead up to a shotgun wedding the brothers are attending at their family house. All this is narrated by the brothers’ sister, played by Dante’s real life sister, Arianna Basco.
This marks the first time since 2000 that the Basco brothers have appeared in a film together. Their last major appearance was in the Asian American drama The Debut. Not only this will make for a great family reunion project, but it’ll expand Dante Basco’s career as a first-time director. Basco certainly has made quite the name for himself in many popular projects, so The Fabulous Filipino Brothers will be a great way to showcase his talents outside of acting.
No release date has been currently set for The Fabulous Filipino Brothers.