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quietearth [Celluloid 04.12.12] post apocalyptic scifi

Albert Pyun's cult classic Cyborg, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, was about a cyborg with the cure for the disease which destroyed the world. This is the genesis (or, origin story) of the directors cut. It explores the plague in a post apocalyptic America and is slated for Fall 2012. Unfortunately, the promo teaser doesn't show much. I can't wait!

Shooting is already underway in Vegas.

About the story, Pyun had this to say:
"The big issue never really addressed by Cyborg was the plague that destroyed the world. So we are delving into the backstory regarding the plague, that it creates a zombie of the infected, that Mary (Terrie Batson) was the first prophet series cyborg and she was the cyborg – “Tama Prophet”- created to spread the plague (Mary being the Typhoid Mary of the 21st Century). In Cyborg, Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon) was created to spread the cure so its an interesting juxtposition of purposes I think.

Fender and the other Slingers were mercenary black ops soldiers working for a Halliburton type corporation and volunteered to become cybergenic. They were the Slingers and created to be immune to the plague and to further the corporations interests."

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ccurnan (8 years ago) Reply

Albert Pyun did NOT say CYBORGS:Rise of the Slingers prequel to Cyborg, as you quoted in this article. It is not a prequel to Cyborg. He told Quiet Earth that the origin or genesis is connected to his director's or original story of Cyborg, which is not the released version of Cyborg. Pyun's director.s cut can be accessed by emailing


street (8 years ago) Reply

whatever.. feels bad man

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