Things seem to be going downhill for Punisher: War Zone. A few weeks ago the teaser trailer was getting some nice press and people such as myself were saying it didn’t look too bad. Then we got a new trailer that was ridiculous, there was a scandal involving the director, and now we get this poster.
Maybe Lexi Alexander, the director of the film, should feel honored that Lionsgate doesn’t want her involved with the movie anymore if this is the stuff they’re putting out. That’s right, Lionsgate has removed the director from the film. This is the news:
â€œLexi Alexander has been kicked to the curb – part of that treatment was her â€œhoneymoonâ€ from Comic-Con. However, thereâ€™s more totally awesome wedding gifts that Lionsgate has given the blushing bride. Sheâ€™s off the movie and wrapped up in a non-disclosure clause – so we wonâ€™t be hearing from her anytime soon, UNLESS THINGS CHANGE RADICALLY – but Lionsgate isnâ€™t necessarily known for calming down. Theyâ€™ve decided to market it HARD CORE – and theyâ€™ve decided to jettison the composer for the film in lieu of loud thrashing metal, because nothing says PUNISHER like raspy amps.â€
ScreenRant has the whole ugly story and it’s enough to make you wonder what the heck the executives are thinking. I mean, maybe they had a reason for kicking her off the film, but do they have a reason for replacing composed music with thrash metal?
The more I hear about this movie the less I’m interested. I think this one is going down the chute quickly.
Punisher: War Zone is set for release on December 5, 2008.