This week Marvel Comics' vigilante anti-hero the Punisher takes his latest stab at success on the big screen with Punisher: War Zone. Though billed as a sequel to 2004's The Punisher, it's really more of a reboot, with Ray Stevenson (HBO's Rome) replacing Thomas Jane in the titular role.
Directed by Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans), Punisher: War Zone is significantly more violent than its two Punisher predecessors, boasting a level of carnage rivaling Sylvester Stallone's recent Rambo reboot. How violent is it? Check out our Punisher: War Zone Body Count to find out. Posted 12.04.08 by reelz
After being unceremoniously dumped by co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, D.C. Comics' Confederate anti-hero Jonah Hex is on the prowl for a new helmer to guide his path to the big screen. One name that's emerged as a possibility is Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander, who revealed today that she's on the Jonah Hex short list:
"One of (the scripts) that's been sent to me -- and I'm sure it's been sent to many, many other directors -- is one I've never heard about called Jonah Hex," the German-born filmmaker recounted at today's Punisher press day. "I opened up the first two pages and I was like, 'Great, I'll be doing the same thing for the next 15 years.' But then you get into it...and on page 15 I started visualizing things."
Alexander added later that while she liked the script, it would need some re-tooling before it was production-ready. No Country for Old Men star Josh Brolin is still attached to star. Posted 12.02.08 by reelz
This weekend, LatinoReview broke the casting news for the title role in the upcoming sequel to The Punisher.
Word is that Ray Stevenson, who is best known for his role as Titus Pullo in HBO's Rome, has been tapped to take on the role of the Marvel vigilante in The Punisher 2. Previous Punishers include Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane.
The Punisher 2 will be directed by Lexi Alexander. Posted 07.22.07 by reelz