Filmmaker Albert Pyun handed away on Saturday in Las Vegas on the age of 69, studies Variety. The information was confirmed by his spouse and producer Cynthia Curnan on Fb, and comes years after he was recognized with a number of sclerosis and dementia.
“I sat with him for his lastI sat with him for his final breath that appeared like he was releasing the burden of the world,” reads Curnan’s submit.
Born Might 19, 1953, Pyun obtained his begin within the trade by working in numerous manufacturing homes in Honolulu, Hawaii, and later as an intern in Japan for a TV collection starring Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. After years as a industrial movie editor in Hawaii, he moved to LA to change into a full-time film director. His debut function, 1982’s The Sword and the Sorcerer, gathered a robust cult following after its profitable theatrical run and stays his highest-grossing movie.
All through his profession, Pyun turned finest identified for each collaborating with motion film stars of the 80s and 90s resembling Jean-Claude Van Damme and Christopher Lambert, and his fast manufacturing turnarounds. In the course of the 90s, he directed 22 movies, together with the second and fourth Kickboxer movies, 1992’s Nemesis and its three sequels, and the 1990 Captain America movie. A lot of his 90s movies, resembling Captain America, have been produced by The Cannon Group.
However from the 2000s and onwards, Pyun would go to self-finance his movies. His output slowed down significantly over the past twenty years, with solely 5 movies within the 2000s and 4 within the 2010s. It was throughout 2013 that he was recognized with a number of sclerosis, however his situation had improved by 2014 to the place he might direct The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper and 2017’s Interstellar Civil Conflict.
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