I ran across this trailer today for Wapakman, a superhero action comedy. Reports describe the film as similar to Kung Fu Hustle with a science fiction twist, which certainly seems accurate by the trailer. Magno Meneses (Manny Pacquiao) is an ordinary man who develops superpowers, and must battle his arch-nemesis, played by Dave Batista. And according to the trailer, a giant kung fu crab. No, that wasn't a typo.
I'm not an expert on Filipino films by any means, but it looks like the big draw is Pacquiao, a seven times world boxing title champion, as well as actor, politician, and renaissance man from the looks of it.
Topel Lee's latest film stars Paquiao, WWE wrestler Batista, and comedienne Ruffa Mae Quinto. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger was originally slated to co-star, but was replaced by Quinto due to a scheduling conflict.
See for yourself after the jump. Wapakman is scheduled to play at the Metro Manila Film Festival, which opens on December 25th.