Director Albert Pyun dropped us a line with an update on Cyborg: Rise of the Slingers (formerly Red Moon) noting that he’s leaving the sword and sorcery elements behind and instead will be adapting the loose prequel to his 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle Cyborg into the steampunk universe. He also included the film’s revised artwork by Rob E. Brown.
Pyun expects to commence shooting November 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The screenplay is by Randall Fontana and Cynthia Curnan, and they’re in talks with Kevin Sorbo as well as Roxy Gunn. If signed, the two will join Sasha Mitchell, Michael Pare, and Olivier Gruner. The lead female role has yet to be cast; they are looking at a couple of newcomers in Las Vegas to play the “meanest and most hard core radical action hero I’ve ever put on film,” says Pyun.
Cyborg: Rise of the Slingers mixes steam and cyberpunk with post-apocalyptic vampire horror. It will chronicle the genesis of the Slingers, who were guardian mercenaries in Cyborg. And it will explain why the characters in Cyborg were named after musical gear.
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