TOP billed and ace comedian Vice Ganda has something big to offer this summer.

Vice, who's showbiz career skyrocketed as he take on the role of the only permanent judge in the hit talent-reality show "Showtime", confirmed that he will do the remake of Roderick Paulate's hit movie "Petrang Kabayo."

Paulate, who played the role of Petra, did the comedy "Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting" in 1988 with Aiza Seguerra, Manilyn Reynes, Janno Gibbs and Kristina Paner.

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It was then followed by "Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang ganda-ganda mo" in 1990 with Gelli De Belen, Vina Morales and Amy Perez.

In a television interview, Vice said that it started as a joke and he definitely wasn't expecting to take on the role.

Viva Films, the film outfit that also produced most of the industry's notable films like "Bagets," "Sinasamba Kita," "Palimos ng Pag-ibig," "Saan Darating Ang Umaga?" among others, will handle 2010 "Petrang Kabayo" movie.

Vice said that it was box-office director Wenn Deramas who texted him of the good news.

"I was laughing with the text message of Direk Wenn. At first I thought it was a joke because we are always like that but when he said that he had a meeting with Viva, and that they (Viva) approved of me taking the role, that was the time I was shocked," the comedian said in the vernacular.

Vice also said that he's really nervous in taking on the role especially that Paulate's performance was very good in the original movie.

"Nababagabag na ako hindi na ako nakakatulog masyado (I kept on thinking about it and I can't sleep that much)," he said.

Vice added that he will try to incorporate his own way of making people laugh in the upcoming movie.

He added: "Ang galing galing ni Roderick Paulate kaya sabi ko hindi ko pwedeng gayahin yan kasi hindi ko matutumbasan yan (Roderick Paulate is very very good and I said to myself I can't copy his acting styles because I know I can't deliver that much)."

The comedian is also very thankful to all his followers for the continued support and love he receives. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)