Peter and John Hyams get joint retrospective at Oldenburg Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter
The Oldenburg Film Festival, Germany’s largest independent film festival, will pay tribute to father and son genre filmmakers Peter and John Hymas, with a joint retrospective.
Father Peter Hymas is best known for his cult films of the 70s and 80s, including the conspiratorial drama Capricorn One (1977), about a plot to fake a space mission to Mars, the sci-fi western Outland (1981) with Sean Connery, and 2010: the year we made contact (1984), a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1994, Hymas scored a career-ending hit with timecopa time-traveling action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Les Moules de Bruxelles will play a major role in the career of son John Hymas, who revived Van Damme’s other sci-fi action franchise, universal soldierwith two suites: Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) and Universal Soldier: Reckoning Day (2012). Along with numerous television directing credits, for series such as Blue NYPD, Nation-Z and Chicago PDJohn Hymas continues to offer independent features, including those from 2018 all square with Michael Kelly, the horror mystery 2020 Only with Jules Willcox, and Sicka pandemic thriller starring Gideon Adlon and Jane Adams, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month.
John and Peter Hymas occasionally worked on each other’s films, with Peter doing camera work on John’s Universal Soldier: Regeneration and John editing Peter’s 2013 Van Damme actioner close enemies.
The joint Oldenburg retrospective will include career highlights from both men, including Peter Hyams Capricorn One, Outland and narrow margin (1990) and John Hymas universal soldier films alongside his first two films as a director, a dog day (1997) and the mixed martial arts documentary The Smashing Machine (2002) as well as Only and Sick.
John Hyams will take part in the Oldenburg Festival 2022, which will take place from September 14 to 18. Father Peter will join his son for a live video chat during the event.