Erik Matti's new movie "On The Job" is a 2013 true-story movie inspired by two real stories involving prison inmates, contract murders and corruption, according to Complex Pop Culture. The action-filled crime drama is produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions and Reality Entertainment. The real names were changed in the movie. "On The Job" has a release date set for September 27 in theaters. It stars Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson.
Based in the Philippines, this fascinating film follows dangerous Filipino inmates, who are released from prison to commit contract murders for corrupt politicians. After they commit the murders, they are secretly returned to the prison facility. No one suspects the inmates of the contract killings because they have the perfect alibi.
Director Erik Matti got the inspiration for the movie from two true stories, according to an interview with Complex Pop Culture. The first one involved a casual conversation with his driver, who told him about a scandal involving inmates being used as contract murderers. The second part of the story is based on another true crime involving a politician, who wanted to "off" his opponent in order to win the the political election.
The Byron Looper-Tommy Burks case could have inspired part of the movie. Byron Anthony Looper aka Low Tax Looper murdered Senator Tommy Burks, his political opponent, because he feared that Burks would win the election. Looper, who died in prison in 2013, was sentenced to life in prison for killing the Tennessee senator in 1998.