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Punisher: War Zone script review and casting

ThePunisher.jpgLexi Alexander has announced three more cast members for the Punisher sequel, The Punisher: War Zone, and in other related news a script review has appeared online, and it is far from complimentary.

The cast members that the Director Lexi Alexander has announced are Dash Mihok as Detective Detective Martin Soap, Colin Salmon as Agent Paul Budiansky and Doug Hutchinson as Loony Bin Jim.

The announcements come from Alexander's own blog through Comic Book Movie, and although she's excited about the announcement of the Punisher's nemesis Jigsaw, she's not letting on who it could be. We'll have to wait for that one.

Meanwhile, IESB have a script review online for the film, and it's not that great. It's also massively filled with every spoiler you can think of, so approach at your own peril. I've pulled out some relevant closing comments:

"THE PUNISHER 2s story beats had previously been beaten into the ground and the one plot point I was actually interested in was never resolved or explained…

…Unfortunately, PUNISHER 2 doesn't even succeed on the level of an audience friendly revenge picture. The gangsters are completely unlikable at the best with no ties to FRANK's pathos-filled past…

…script plods along exactly as single-minded as its title character, hitting all the targets in the shooting gallery of generic story ideas one after another."

Oh dear, that doesn't sound good at all. Now remember this is only one person's opinion, and it may not be the version of the script that is being shot…but still, it doesn't bode well. From Green Street (Filmstalker review) to this.



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