On the occasion of Albert Pyun's long awaited Tales of an Ancient Empire, Planet Origo spoke to the prolific cult director about his sci-fi and fantasy movies, including the unmade ones, how Kris Kristofferson crewed on his movie, and what he learned from James Bond and Akira Kurosawa. (Click here for full interview)
“Tales of an Ancient Empire,” starring Kevin Sorbo and written and produced by Cynthia Curnan, is the follow-up to “The Sword and the Sorcerer.” Pyun has “high hopes for ‘Tales’ to follow in its success,” he stated.
Albert answered a few questions for us about “Tales” several months ago. Please see recent updates at the article’s end:
SW: You and screenwriter Cynthia Curnan have collaborated on other projects. How has your association continued with this film?
AP: She really seems to get what I see in my mind’s eye. We share the same vision of things, which is rare, and she is really smart about what audiences will or won’t accept. She has a keen story instinct, as well as how to tell a story from a unique and imaginative point of view. She just gets what I’m trying to capture. (Click here to read full article).
RADIOACTIVE DREAMS: Let’s start talking a little about how did you started your movie career and the experience of working with legendary director Akira Kurosawa.
ALBERT PYUN: I was brought to Japan when I was 18 by Japanese superstar Toshiro Mifune, he saw a short film I had done. My experience was limited with Kurosawa because I couldn't speak or read Japanese and the project, Dersu Uzala, was going to star Mr. Mifune. I was a bit lost initially. Some would say I still am! (Click here to read full article)
A couple days ago I received an email from director Albert Pyun in regards to a review I did last October on his wonderful Sword & Sorcery fantasy film, THE SWORD & THE SORCERER (1982). I was both shocked and overjoyed to receive an email from a cinema personality. I asked Mr. Pyun if it would be possible for an email interview and he kindly agreed. I was quite ecstatic as I have never performed an interview of any kind. I sent my questions to Mr. Pyun and he quickly answered much to my delight for receiving such a speedy response from him. (Click here for full interview)
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