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Director talks Punisher Teaser

ThePunisher.jpgJust the other day we saw the teaser trailer for Punisher: War Zone. Now the director Lexi Alexander has been talking about the trailer. Turns out she wasn't expecting it to be released so soon.

Not to worry though, she's just happy they found enough suitable material, and we may get a red band trailer to go with it. Plus she likes us all, even if you happen to not think much of the teaser.

Lexi Alexander's Punisher: War Zone stars Ray Stevenson as Frank Castle, hunting down violent criminals and dealing with Jigsaw. You can watch the teaser trailer here. Alexander says she is happy with both the good and bad feedback, and that the film will be considerably more violent than the trailer suggests. Speaking on her blog through Cinematical she says:

I’m not sure what kind of impression I would get from this trailer if I didn’t actually know the film. I am utterly impressed,though, they managed to find that much PG rated action footage at all. It had to be a challenge to cut a trailer from our action stuff without showing any gore and blood. I’ve been told that you can’t even show heads blowing up in red-band trailers. I hope that’s not true because that would suck. It’s weird to see Castle shoot all those bullets and not see the thugs who are catching them.

She talks about how the film takes it's style straight from the original comic books. And she also says that the film won't be set in a realistic setting, plus she's out to please Punisher fans. Usually a good idea.

I’m very happy that the hardcore Punisher fans recognized the lines taken directly from the comic books.., and that MAX fans appreciated the color theme that was also directly copied from the books..don’t expect this Punisher to be set in an ultra-realistic world.

We can also expect an ultra violent film, something that's fairly obvious in the trailer. As with most trailers they've had to be careful what they show, but at least we know there's loads more to come. Which is good, considering the original material. I'd be well annoyed if they toned it down to get a wider audience. I'm bored with that! I can't find out what the rating is for this one yet, but I hope it's an 18. About time us grown ups got a film not made for two audiences at once. Bring on the blood and gore...



I'm a big Punisher fan. I'm still quite apprehensive about this. This article adds hope, but I'll still need convincing that this'll be 'good'.

I'm with you Ram, what she said gave he a bit more hope. It doesn't sound like we'll be lacking in violence, just the plot and acting to worry about now. Ahem.


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