A few years ago, it was basically the end of an era for Pyun, a very well-known B-movie director who was best known for directing films such as Dangerous Close in 1986, Cyborg in 1989, Kickboxer 2: The Road Back in 1990, a version of Marvel superhero Captain America in 1990, and Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor in 1994 amongst many others, until his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis practically forced him to retire.
However, since the diagnosis, Pyun has continued to do what he can to make films, coming up with various ideas and finally, he returned in 2017 with Interstellar Civil War: Shadows of the Empire and now, he’s at work on his second return doing something even more different with today’s technology.
This past weekend, production began on Bad Ass Angels and Demons, Pyun’s latest film that will for the first time in his career, be made using 360-degree virtual reality technology with the use of lightweight cameras by GoPro, XiaoMi, and Yi with Pyun doing the cinematography himself.
The tagline pretty much says it all and the cast includes Mia Cozza-Fave as Azrael, Fulvia Santoni as Gabriel, Kenzi Phillips as Michael, Noa Lindberg as Lilith, Glenn Maynard as Maalik, Ermina Perez as Naraka, and Brad Thornton as Father Julius.
Thornton also serves as one of the film’s producers with Donna Fischer-Gray, Tai Nicole Weinman, and Cynthia Curnan. Curnan and Pyun wrote the script together.
Albert Pyun’s Bad Ass Angels and Demons is set for a Fall 2019 release.