Lexi Alexander Talks Punisher: War Zone Status
Punisher: War Zone is one of those movies we're not going to hear about for a while. There are at least five big comic book movies this summer, so Lionsgate is going to steer clear of the mess until the summer is over, especially with Punisher's new December release date. However, director Lexi Alexander has just finished their very first cut and showed it to the studios and they seem satisfied, which I guess is a good sign? Although she doesn't provide that big of an update, at least its something to hold us over and keep us thinking about Punisher until August.
Lexi explains on her official blog that she screened the film on April 1st to the studio and said "it went well" and she'll "probably have to compromise on a few minor notes", but "it's not nearly as bad as some of my filmmaker friends predicted it would be." Now the thing is, I've been waiting and waiting to finally get a feeling for the type of movie Lexi has created, because I'm guessing she's bringing something very unique to it, but alas I still don't know. We've seen some photos, but we need some footage. I really want to know if this is as true of film as Lexi's last one - Green Street Hooligans.
Incase you ddn't know, Lionsgate also moved the release date to December 5th, which is actually a fairly good time for release. Put it this way, I Am Legend came out on the 14th last year, and that was a huge success. The holiday season is always a good time for movies, especially violent ones (look at Aliens vs Predator: Requiem), so Punisher: War Zone could end up playing pretty well. Or at least if it's actually a good movie. "Well, the box office records prove different and instead, all you sick fucks get more blood thirsty that time of year. (And I say that with lovingly affection, cause I'm relying on all the sick fucks to show up)."
I'm still, slightly, looking forward to Punisher: War Zone, but really need to see a trailer first. I can expect we'll probably get one sometime this summer. However, I'm wondering - how many of you guys are still looking forward to Punisher: War Zone?