THE MOVIE: Albert Pyun’s Cyborg Nemesis (aka Cyborgs: Rise of the Slingers or Red Moon) is a prequel to his 1989 film Cyborg, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. According to Impact, the upcoming movie will be a blend of “steam, cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic vampire horror”.
The film stars Kevin Sorbo (The Extendables), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Sasha Mitchell (Kickboxer 2), Michael Paré (Streets of Fire) and Natassia Malthe (DOA). Vince Klyn and Terrie Batson are rumored to reprise their characters from the original Cyborg.
In Cyborg Nemesis, a U.S. Marine special ops team awakens from a hypersleep in a locked-down underground laboratory complex with no memory of who they are and why they are there. They realize that something’s wrong since the complex is abandoned. The team is forced to learn who put them to sleep ten years earlier and why – as they discover a creature has infiltrated the complex.
Updates: Beyond Hollywood has a 2-minute and 23-second long promotional teaser. Actor Michael Pare claims that the film “feels like a sci-fi Expendables.” | The 2nd teaser. | Latest teaser. | If you’re a die hard fan of Cyborg and you want to get your hands on Slinger (Albert Pyun’s Director’s Cut of Cyborg), it’s available through Amazon’s German website on Blu-ray & DVD. It appears to have english audio, but please be sure you have a multi-region Blu-ray/DVD player if you decide to order it.
BREAKING NEWS: According to Pyun’s Facebook, Cyborg Nemesis will be sneak peeked to prospective distributors on October 16th. In regards to the early teaser, which featured underwhelming digital effects, Pyun had this to say: “It was an early teaser….but hopefully you will all like the finished film.”