Comic-Con: Thomas Jane Unveiled a New PUNISHER Short Film with Special Guest Ron Perlman!

     July 14, 2012

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Do you know the difference between justice and punishment?  Thomas Jane does and he proved it to the relatively small audience gathered at a Comic-Con panel for RAW Studios.  In an intimate setting in a small convention room that wasn’t titled Ballroom 20 or Hall H, Jane ran the show for the independent studio presentation.  Their projects included a Bad Planet videogame adaptation of their comic series with gaming company Red Fly Studio (check out the awesome early footage on their Kickstarter page), a short conceptual film for a Western they’re producing called A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand and, to the delight of Punisher fans in the audience, a fantastic short film featuring Jane as the Marvel anti-hero.  That was awesome enough, but a special guest star also joined the presentation: Ron Perlman, who recently proved how great a human being he is, had a small cameo in the film.  Hit the jump for a recap of the Punisher short film featuring Jane and Perlman.

thomas-jane-punisher-comic-conJane’s short film, which may be titled Dirty Laundry, was written by Chad St.John and directed by Phil Joanou (Entropy), begins with a slow burn that ratchets up the tension throughout the first two acts.  Jane’s character wakes up in a van parked on the street of a slum with acts of gang violence going on all around him.  He ignores it and goes about his business, ie taking his laundry to the laundromat.  While the gang activity escalates, Jane remains aloof.  Perlman plays a great turn as a disabled war veteran who now works as a clerk at a mini-mart.  We won’t give away everything here, but suffice it to say Jane’s character doesn’t take Perlman’s advice and the third act erupts into bloody and brutal violence.  Which is just what should happen in a Punisher fim! Rest assured the skull, a new logo designed by Tim Bradstreet, appears in the film; I won’t ruin its reveal here.

Now before you start to think that Jane made this with Marvel, the short was made as a “fan film.”  Also, we spoke to Joanou after the screening and he said that everyone who worked on it donated their time and he called in a lot of favors.

We hope to have video of the short film up for you shortly so stay tuned for more Punisher news!

UPDATE: We’ve just posted the full short along with 10 images and the new logo!  Click here to watch.

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