Thursday, July 19, 2012

Watch "Dirty Laundry", The New Punisher Short Film

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A new Punisher short film called "Dirty Laundry" was shown at this year's Comic-Con. The short stars Thomas Jane, who reprises his role as Frank Castle aka The Punisher, a character he first played in 2004's "The Punisher". This is not an official Marvel presentation, which Jane makes perfectly clear in the following statement :
"I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it"
So, don't get your hopes up for a sequel to the 2004 movie, just yet. Still, who knows ? Maybe this will get Marvel moving on a new Punisher film. The short looks great and feels great. It's appropriately violent and gives us a neat tagline quote : "What's the difference between justice and punishment ?" Using the score composed by Hans Zimmer for the Joker in the "The Dark Knight" is a nice touch and fits the atmosphere. And I still maintain the opinion that Thomas Jane was the best Punisher and it's a shame that he never got the chance to do a sequel.

A few more details about the short. It's directed by Phil Joanou ("Gridiron Gang", "State of Grace"), written by Chad St. John (who wrote the upcoming "Motor City" starring Gerard Butler) and produced by Adi Shankar ("The Grey", "Machine Gun Preacher"). Also starring is Ron Perlman. And, the logo you see in the picture above is the new Punisher logo designed by Tim Bradstreet.


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