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Friday, 15 August 2008

Punisher: War Zone to be PG-13?

Punisher: War Zone is slowly being destroyed by Lionsgate. First, Lexi Alexander, director of movie was apparantly removed from the project. It is still not clear as to what happened about that. Then today, Latino Review hears that Lionsgate might edit the film for a PG-13 rating. The site speculates that The Dark Knight’s success has influenced this.

Yet another example of a studio destroying something which had the potential to at least be good. The Punisher is by his nature extremely violent and the best run on it lately has been Garth Ennis' take on Frank Castle in Punisher Max (pick up the collected editions when you get the chance) which were ultra violent, and amazing stories.

They need to go all out on The Punisher. They'll make a ton of money if they do, but instead they want to make Frank kiddie friendly? Why? 300 was R rated and made money. Why are the studios so scared of making movies for adults? They are the ones with all the money anyway. This makes no sense. Chewbacca was a Wookie. Look at the monkey..look at the monkey. I rest my case.

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Anonymous said...

FYI this rumor is apparently bogus.


Live for films said...

Cheers Frank. New article mentioning this added to the site. I appreciate the heads up