Director of so many of the action movies we love, Albert Pyun has succumbed to advanced multiple sclerosis, and has announced his retirement from film making. Read his statement, which is quite heartbreaking. No matter what you think of his movies, there is a human being going through a lot of physical suffering on the other side of them.http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/iconic-cult-director-albert-pyun-announces-retirement
"While the screening went well in Albuquerque, my health has deteriorated further over the past 3 days. I now have complete numbness and pain on my entire right side (face, arm, chest, legs, even my butt! - sorry for that bit of more than you want to know info). Beyond the pain and brain fog that persists almost continuously now (some might say I've had this my entire filmmaking career). I don't have the ability to function very well right now and i can barely walk and even think clearly most of the time now. I get easily confused and there's a lot of pain. I know once I finish the medical tests in LA next week, I'll be put on some meds and a program that will stabilize my conditions. I intend to add a camera bracket on my wheelchair so my entire life can be a continuous tracking shot. So I look at this as a brief enforced sabbatical and chance to think up new movies with a different perspective. My hands and arms are so weak and numb, I can make a movie called "Shaky Cam!! - the movie". But in any case my filmmaking days are likely over."