Cesar Montano replaces Robin Padilla in 'Nilalang' with Maria Ozawa

MANILA, Philippines – Cesar Montano is all set to replace Robin Padilla in the starring role opposite former adult film star Maria Ozawa in Nilalang, an entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). (READ: 8 entries revealed: MMFF 2015 movie lineup

Robin earlier pulled out of the film in order to take care of his wife Mariel Rodriguez, who was going through a delicate pregnancy, following a miscarriage months earlier. Days later, it was announced that Mariel later lost her triplets in another miscarriage

When Robin first left the project, Maria called Robin "unprofessional" for backing out of the film, but Robin later said that he personally apologized for choosing not to continue. He also asked fans to stop criticizing Maria.  

Maria, Cesar, and co-star Meg Imperial have been posting photos using the hashtag #nilalang. Maria is currently in Manila shooting the film. (READ: Maria Ozawa on PH showbiz career, leaving the porn industry

According to an older press release, Nilalang "tackles the underbelly of corrupt Philippine cops with the 'yakuza' and its links to a centuries’ old curse that may be responsible for the spate of serial killings happening in Manila."

Let's take a look at some of the pictures. 

Shooting "NILALANG" #welovepost #parallax #nilalang2015 with @megimperial @yam_concepcion @shirleypizarro @welovepedring @makeupbychacuyong @alvinanson @diegoloyzaga A photo posted by @cesar77montano on Sep 15, 2015 at 8:13am PDT

 

#nilalang2015 #parallax #welovepost @shirleypizarro @dollywood922 @jamessuzuki @alvinanson @makeupbychacuyong @diegoloyzaga @welovepedring @maria.ozawa A photo posted by @cesar77montano on Sep 15, 2015 at 8:22am PDT

 

Shooting "NILALANG" with @maria.ozawa as Miyuki. @shirleypizarro @dollywood922 @diegoloyzaga @alvinanson @makeupbychacuyong @welovepedring #welovepost #parallax #nilalang2015 A photo posted by @cesar77montano on Sep 15, 2015 at 7:50am PDT

 

sneak peak of the shooting that we took today♪ #Nilalang #professionellamaquillage #cesarmontano A photo posted by Maria.Ozawa (@maria.ozawa) on Sep 15, 2015 at 1:39pm PDT

 

finished for today♪im gonna take a long bath and sleep!! Tomorrow is going to be another long day!! #nilalang A photo posted by Maria.Ozawa (@maria.ozawa) on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:36pm PDT

 

traffic jam...or more like my driver's lost...2hrs late! omg A photo posted by Maria.Ozawa (@maria.ozawa) on Sep 15, 2015 at 9:20pm PDT

 

#Nilalang with these two.. @welovepedring @cesar77montano A photo posted by Mary Grace Imperial (@megimperial) on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:15am PDT

 

My 2ND shooting day for #Nilalang  (Tony & Jane) A photo posted by Mary Grace Imperial (@megimperial) on Sep 12, 2015 at 3:40am PDT

 

– Rappler.com