Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez’s 2017 movie, Kita Kita, gets a remake in Indonesia.
Titled Cinta Itu Buta, or Love is Blind in English, the movie stars Indonesian actors Shandy Aulia and Dodit Mulyanto. It is directed by Rachmania Arunita.
Kita Kita director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo posted the trailer of the remake on her Instagram account yesterday, September 15.
According to her post, the Indonesian remake was shot in Busan, South Korea.
She wrote in the caption, “Ugh.. got teary eyed on this. Congratulations team #KitaKita and #CintuItuButa (@cintaitubutaofficial)! Can’t wait to watch this Indonesian remake shot in Busan, Korea! Look!!! Tonyo @empoy and Lea @msderossi.”
Cintu Itu Buta opens in Indonesian theaters on October 10, 2019.
The original Kita Kita movie featured Alessandra as a blind woman who fell in love with Empoy’s character. It was set in Sapporo, Japan.
To date, Kita Kita is the highest-grossing Philippine independent film, reaching P320 million in the box office.
Because of its success, it gave birth to the tandem of Alessandra and Empoy called AlEmpoy. They worked on another project together, the teleserye Since I Found You. They are also set to work on another movie project.