Given the collapse of Marvel's proposed live-action Punisher TV series a couple of months ago, it could be some time before we get to see the gun-toting vigilante back on the screen. Fortunately, former Frank Castle Thomas Jane had a treat for fans of the anti-hero at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, helping to ease the wait by reprising his role from 2004 movie for a superb unofficial short entitled Dirty Laundry.
Created by Jane and comic book artist Tim Bradstreet - who has previously worked on poster designs for both 2004's The Punisher and 2008's Punisher: War Zone, as well as numerous Punisher comic book titles - Dirty Laundry also features an appearance from Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Blade II) and sees Jane's Castle unleashing his own supremely violent brand of punishment on a group of drug dealing pimps.
"I wanted to make a fan film for a character I've always loved and believed in - a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It's been a blast to be a part of from start to finish -- we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it." -- Thomas Jane