It seems like all it took for us to get a good Punisher film was to take the movie studios out of the equations. Several months ago, we were treated to Dirty Laundry, the unofficial Punisher short film that stared the best official Punisher, Thomas Jane. Now, we are getting another unofficial short from grindhouse director Mike Pecci, based off of the recent comic book run by Greg Rucka. Check out the teaser below.
The Dead Can’t Be Distracted – Teaser Trailer from McFarland & Pecci on Vimeo.
This visually stunning fan film is a brand new take on the Punisher inspired by the recent series by Greg Rucka. The film stars newcomer Nick Apostolides as a younger, more rugged Castle who shares screen time with Evalena Marie (Steve Niles’ Remains) as Sergeant Cole-Alves.
Filmmakers Ian McFarland & Mike Pecci are known worldwide for their acclaimed and award winning music videos (Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, and CZARFACE), beautiful mini-docs (UFC Fighter -Dan Hardy, Artist / Converge frontman – Jacob Bannon, and Illustrator -Ben Templesmith), and dark narrative films.
Director Mike Pecci has been directing horror and Grindhouse films for years. His award winning violent films have been described as a mix of Tarantino and Nicolas Winding Refn.