Monday, July 16, 2012

Punisher Short: Dirty Laundry

In 2004 Lionsgate released "The Punisher" with Thomas Jane cast as the Marvel comic antihero. The film was poorly received by critics and had a poor showing at the box office. The film was a disappointment every way Lionsgate looked at it. So the studio figured why not try again. Reboot is in vogue, all the studios are doing it. Four years later with Ray Stevenson now wearing the iconic skull on his chest, they released "Punisher: War Zone." Unfortunately, the second attempt was a even bigger flop than the 2004 attempt. After two failed attempts, Lionsgate quietly allowed the rights of Frank Castle aka the Punisher to revert back to Marvel Studios. Fast forward to last weekend at San Diego Comic Con 2012 and Thomas Jane unveiled a new short he's put together with producer Adi Shankar, screenwriter Chad St.John, director Phil Joanou, and artist Tim Bradstreet. What is this short you ask? Well it appears to be Thomas Jane's message that he'd like to be Frank Castle again. Watch the NSFW short "Dirty Laundry" after the jump...