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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 02.20.10] post apocalyptic movie news cyberpunk scifi

"It’s the underground cyberpunk world versus the surface tribes of mechanized warriors. In essence it’s software versus hardware." -- Albert Pyun

I know what you're all thinking, and yes, out of two solitary posts today, both were about Albert Pyun, but when news is this cool it just cannot wait. Pyun's new website has just gone live and on it he says he's heading back to his post-apocalyptic / cyberpunk roots to make the "ultimate post nuclear cyber punk action film." Not only that, but he got Cyborg writer Kitty Chalmers, Nemesis writer Rebecca Charles and Tales of Ancient Empire writer Cynthia Curnan to co-write it. F*ck. Yeah.

Here's what he says about the yet untitled project:

"Incredibly ambitious and with action set pieces that are honestly mindblowing. The world these three writers have created is so dense and rich and populated with remarkable characters like “Nen Tenndo”, “EA Namco”, “Activ Vizion”, “Con Ami”, “Kap Comm” on one side and “Daisycutter”, “Tomahawk”, “Martin Lockheed”, “MOAB”
Supporting characters like “Twitter Troll”, “Stealth Sparrow”, “Sim Sparq”, “Raptor”, “I.M. Twisher”, “AGM Harpoon”, “6Y”.

Question is whether I can get this sucker properly funded and into production by the end of next year. Be great to have Gruner leading the software cyberpunks and Van Damme leading his army of armored death. Matrix versus Transformers. You can imagine what’s left at the end of this war."

As far as I'm concerned this is some pretty sweet news. So old school. Pyun's early PA stuff like Cyborg, Nemesis, Omega Doom and many others cultivated my love of the genre and I'm pretty stoked that he's heading back to his roots. It's like Pyun doing the ultimate Pyun film.

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Radalan (12 years ago) Reply

Characters like “Nintendo”, “EA Namco”, “Activision”, “Konami”, “Capcom”?

Is this a joke?


Michael (12 years ago) Reply

Why all this fascination for one of the worst filmmaker's out there.?


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

What? Those names are sweet. Very early Cyberpunk. Very 80s. Maybe some of you are too young to get it.

I hope the bad guys have Mad Max mohawks and the soundtrack is all Sigue Sigue Sputnik.


Captian Trips (12 years ago) Reply

It worries me when I see more then one writer on a film, I understand in an era of multiple rewrites having up five writers on a script is becoming common. I wonder if having three people working a script improves the quality of the end product.


JackCrow (12 years ago) Reply

I'd like to see how this turns out.
Most of the older crew will remember the budgeting for Max Headroom - and it turned out to be amazing, then and now, becoming a cult by itself.

As for the multiple writers, look at it this way, more creative ideas to choose from, and more approaches to consider, in this particular genre the cross of it can only be beneficial for the end product, and the audience.
As for the names, they are quite fitting and slang wise funny, I give them that.

Who knows, maybe it'll turn out to be another cult movie for this generation, maybe it won't, let us keep and open mind and see.


agentorange (12 years ago) Reply

Yeah, I think the idea was that each would bring their own talents to the project. Kitty Chalmers being the PA "expert" and Rebecca Charles bringing the cyberpunk aspects to life.

It's like a genre writing supergroup. The Hawkwind of projects ;)


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

do u think twitter troll is gonna have the character trait of updating everyone every 2 fuckin minutes about his fuckin bad ass cyberpunkery?


Sam (12 years ago) Reply

I don't know about the other names, but Rebecca Charles is one of Albert Pyun's pseudonyms.


Ultrarop (12 years ago) Reply

Michael, Pyun is actually one of THE BEST sf filmnmakers out there, so thats why we celebrate, you ignorant dumbo.


The Joker (12 years ago) Reply

Matrix versus Transformers. You can imagine what’s left at the end of this movie: crap.


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

All of you realize that Kitty Chalmers & Rebecca Charles are pseudonyms for Albert Pyun right? If he directed it, he wrote it or atleast rewrote it into a piece of crap. Also, Cynthis Curnan is Albert's girlfriend, and anything she has "written"... was really written by Albert and and credited to Curnan, to take money out of the production budget not directly paid to him due to the fact he owes money to tons of people in the business. Actually any weird one-offish name on any of his films for writer, editor, director are most likely him. He began using the names to avoid union issues, but ultimately got kicked out of the WGA and DGA anyway, for not paying his dues.


Syilakown Canadian (8 years ago) Reply

i luv this movie!! Nemesis is the movie of the Cyberpunk genere and RPG!! Take a watch again, sure its cheezy cuz they dont have 100mil to blow on it, but it totally works in setting the gritty terrible future we may succumb to!!

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