2004’s The Punisher is not what we could say an awesome movie but it is probably the best incarnation of Marvel’s iconic character. Thomas Jane did a great job of portraying Frank Castle but unfortunately it wasn’t a big commercial success to warrant a sequel from Hollywood.
Thomas loved the character so much that he assembled a team to create an epic short film #DirtyLaundry in which we are re-united with Frank Castle who’s been ignoring the dark evil of the world for too long but The Punisher’s fury is reawakened after going to do laundry in a bad neighbourhood.
Question: What’s the difference between justice and punishment? #DIRTYLAUNDRY
“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
Projects like this truly show Hollywood’s disconnect with a brands core audience which is essential to a film’s success. IMO it also shows how it’s always going to play catch up with the YouTube generation and how YouTube has really changed the game.
After watching #DIRTYLAUNDRY I’m wondering what Thomas Jane is waiting for to start a Kickstarter?