Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Production On Pyun's THE KICKBOXER: CITY OF BLOOD Pushed Back Until The Fall
It's been a while since we last heard anything on director Albert Pyun's recent efforts pertaining to his upcoming franchise revival, The Kickboxer: City Of Blood. Last reported in January was addition of The Raid 2 co-star and actress Julie Estelle with returning lead, actor Sasha Mitchell for production to begin in Guangzhou, China with ACE Studios overseeing, although from the looks of things now, there appears to be a different story.
Casting difficulties and declining health are the summation here for the stagnant pacing of the film according to Pyun's Facebook post on Monday this week. As such, filming is being said to commence this Fall instead, whilst Pyun makes an effort to deal with his current situation; Pyun's health became an issue in recent years while battling Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that primarily affects the brain and spinal cord with a number of accompanying symptoms. It got so nearly bad that Pyun was ready to retire his career by August in 2013 before picking things back up over a year later with the help of treatment.
Not to be downtrodden too much by this, however, Pyun, is still letting the creative juices flow and is reportedly developing another project in the form of Cyborg Knight. Pyun and wife and partner Cynthia Curnan wrote this particular script which ultimately returns our director to the cyberpunk genre with a story that mainly circulates its theme on Pyun's condition.
Stay tuned for this and more on The Kickboxer: City Of Blood.
H/T: City On Fire