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Albert Pyun is a director synonymous with low-budget sci-fi/action masterpieces of the ’80s and ’90s like the 1990s. captain AmericaHe died at the age of 69 after a long illness.
Helmet died in Las Vegas a few years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and dementia, Variety reported. His tragic fall was chronicled on social media by his wife, Cynthia Curnan, and resulted in a Facebook message confirming his death, “I sat with him for his last breath, it sounded like he was letting the weight of the world go.”
Born in Hawaii on May 19, 1953, Pyun made a mainstream splash with her feature film debut in 1982. Sword and SorcererOn a meager $4 million budget, he would launch a career of similarly small genre entries. In particular, he would direct the 1989 sci-fi dystopian film, one of action star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s first stellar hits. half robot. The 1990s would eventually follow. captain America He directed the movie written by Stephen Tolkin. The film was conceived to be a genre representation in time following the success of director Tim Burton’s 1989. Batman and the 50th anniversary of the Marvel Comics character. However, the low-budget nature of its production was pretty clear, and the film would go directly to video domestically and subsequently become a cult classic of sorts. He is also known for his 1992 movie. nemesisis a science fiction crime drama starring Oliver Gruner as a cyborg cop in Los Angeles. This would continue the series with three sequels made for video.
Pyun is survived by his wife, Cynthia Curnan. Still, as a testament to his constitution, he was still working on a duo movie, leaving two franchise follow-ups. Kickboxer: Algeria and Cyborg: Rise of the Meat Eatersin pre-production.