Albert Pyun, a well-known filmmaker, passed away on November 26 at the age of 69. He was known for directing movies like Raven Hawk, Mean Guns, Crazy Six, Postmortem and others. Cynthia Curnan, his wife, paid tribute to him on Facebook, writing:
“Albert Pyun died at 5:50pm on Saturday, November 26. I stayed with him until he took his last breath, which sounded like he was shedding the weight of the world.”
Curnan claimed that Pyun has long been battling dementia and multiple sclerosis. She also set up a GoFundMe campaign to help fund the costs of his memorial service in Kailua, Hawaii. The page, which has raised $625 so far, is trying to raise $1.00000.
Captain America was directed by Albert Pyun in 1990.
Captain America was released on July 22, 1992 and made about $3 million from the movie office. Although it initially received unfavorable reviews, it eventually gained popularity and became a cult classic. Steve Rogers/Captain America was played by Matt Salinger. Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri, Melinda Dillon, Kim Gillingham and Scott Paulin rounded out the cast.
The plot revolved around Steve Rogers, who transforms into a super soldier and battles the Red Skull. However, he is buried under the ice and awakens in the 1940s when he is assigned to defend the President of the United States. The film, directed by Albert Pyun, had no sequel. Instead, the character was incorporated into the MCU, with Chris Evans debuting as Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. Evans played the same character in six more films until 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
Albert Pyun has directed numerous financially successful films.
Born on May 19, 1953, Albert Pyun began his career as a commercial editor before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his passion of becoming a director. The Sword and the Sorcerer, his directorial debut, was a blockbuster. He went on to direct films such as Total Recall, Radioactive Dreams, Dangerously Close, Alien from LA and Cyborg. He rose to prominence in the 1990s for his work on the NBC sitcom The Fifth Corner. He directed the 2005 action film Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon which received negative reviews. Instead, the statue gained notoriety for being embroiled in various legal complications over its funding.
He returned in 2008 with the action fantasy film Road to Hell, which won multiple awards at the 2012 PollyGrind Film Festival. The Hawaii native was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the following year and dementia three years later. Before his death, Albery Pyun worked on two movies and a TV series. Cynthia Curnan, his wife, survives him.