Temptation Island (2011 film)

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Temptation Island
Directed by Chris Martinez[1]
Produced by Jose Mari Abacan
Lea A. Calmerin
Annette Gozon-Abrogar
Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Written by Chris Martinez[1]
Starring Marian Rivera
Heart Evangelista
Rufa Mae Quinto
Lovi Poe
Solenn Heussaff
John Lapus
Tom Rodriguez
Aljur Abrenica
Mikael Daez
Music by Von de Guzman
Cinematography Gary Gardoce
Edited by Vanessa De Leon
Distributed by GMA Films[2]
Regal Films[2]
Release dates
  • July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog, English
Box office P 60 Million [3]

Temptation Island is a 2011 Philippine comedy drama film directed by Chris Martinez and starring Marian Rivera, Rufa Mae Quinto, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe and Solenn Heussaff. The film co-stars John Lapus, Tom Rodriguez, Aljur Abrenica, and Mikael Daez.The film is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name.[4]


Four beauty pageant contestants, who are vying for the coveted title of "Miss Manila Sunshine", set sail on a yacht. They ended up stranded on a deserted island after their vessel got caught up on fire. Together with an attractive three young man, a maid and the gay pageant director, the four ladies found life "anything but dull.


In 2010, Regal Films decided to remake their 80s cult hit film Temptation Island that starred Dina Bonnevie, Deborah Sun, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo, and Azenith Briones. Initially, ABS-CBN had the TV rights from Regal Films to remake the film into a TV series together with another 80s film, Underage. But Regal Films asked to take back the rights and the two companies compromised that ABS-CBN artists would be part of the remake.[5] The initial cast were supposedly Marian Rivera, Angelica Panganiban, Lovi Poe, Pokwang, Carla Abellana, Shaina Magdayao, and Andi Eigenmann. But, Regal Films decided to co-produce the film with GMA Films, which is ABS-CBN's rival network's film studio Star Cinema, and they then pulled out ABS-CBN artists of the film. In March 2011, the final cast was revealed and that the film will star Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heussaff, and Lovi Poe.[6] The leading men completed the cast with Aljur Abrenica, Tom Rodriguez, and Mikael Daez. Paulo Avelino was initially one of the leading men, but later refused because of health reasons. He was replaced by Mikael Daez.[7]

In April 2011, production started in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.[8]



According to Box Office Mojo, the film was able to garner more than P60M in four weeks of showing, despite being pitted against Hollywood blockbusters Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.