‘Punisher: War Zone’ Director Discusses Film Trailer
Punisher: War Zone director Lexi Alexander recently weighed in on the trailer for the film that was released last week, and she was surprisingly frank about her assessment of the final cut.
She wrote on her website:
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. That’s the best fucking part about it!!!
Alexander also admitted that she was as surprised as anyone else to see the trailer, and addressed some of the Punisher faithful’s cricisims of the peek they received into the film.
Real crime stories and comic books are two different worlds for me. It was my first priority to please The Punisher comic book fans and with all the respect to two wonderful actors, I wasn’t trying to become a member of the Dolph Lundgren or Thomas Jane fan club.
Read the rest of her thoughts on the trailer and fans’ response to it over on her website. Punisher: War Zone is scheduled for a December 5 release.