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It’s a wrap! Direk Erik Matti finishes filming ‘On the Job 2’

By Argie Aguja Published Sep 02, 2020 12:00 am

After much excitement and hard work, Direk Erik Matti confirmed that filming for On the Job 2: The Missing 8 has concluded, three years since production began.

In a recent Instagram post, the award-winning director expressed joy following the completion of the long-awaited follow-up for his critically-acclaimed 2013 hit, On the Job.

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After almost 3 years, it’s a goddamn fu&#in’ wrap! Thank you to the relentless passion of the staff cast and crew. #OTJ2 #OnTheJob #Missing8

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“After almost 3 years, it’s a goddamn fu&#in’ wrap!” @erikmatti said.

He also took time to thank the contributions of the staff and crew.

“Thank you to the relentless passion of the staff cast and crew.” he exclaimed, along with the hashtags #OTJ2, #OnTheJob, and #Missing8.

Last January 19, Matti posted a screenshot on Instagram with the sequel’s title On The Job 2: The Missing 8, along with the caption “Let’s do this.” In the post, he tagged audio-production house Hit Productions, along with film composers Malek Lopez who worked on 2018’s Buy Bust, and Erwin Romulo, who also worked on the first OTJ film.

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#Repost ・・・ Let’s do this. #OnTheJob2 @erikmatti #erwinromulo @malek.lopez @hitproductions #slingshotmanila

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According to earlier reports, the sequel will feature a cast composed of Dennis Trillo, Lotlot de Leon, Ricky Davao, William Martinez, John Arcilla, Dante Rivero, Vandolph Quizon, and Eric Fructuoso.

A quick look at movie database IMDb describes the sequel as follows: “This sequel to the blockbuster 2013 crime thriller focuses on corruption and media censorship now that a new strongman, Duterte, is in power in the Philippines.”

The original On the Job followed the story of Daniel (Gerald Anderson) and Mario "Tatang" Maghari (Joel Torre), two inmates temporarily released from prison to serve as contract killers for politicians and high ranking military officials while the tandem of NBI agent Francis Coronel Jr. (Piolo Pascual) and policeman Joaquin Acosta (Joey Marquez) were tasked with hunting both convicts down.