Rumors about PUNISHER: WAR ZONE have been all over the net, centering on a couple of key themes: that it will be cut down to a PG-13 to grab the DARK KNIGHT audience; and that director Lexi Alexander has been removed from the film. First Showing has some debunking based on the DP’s postings on a message board:
Lexi is not off the film.
Lexi is still involved in the edit process.
The film is not (nor could it ever be) PG-13.
Today I saw a cut that ran 91 minutes.
Lexi did in fact get married.
Lexi is an incredibly talented director, and this film kicks major ass, as will be proven when it is released IN THEATRES DECEMBER 5th.
The film is most certainly not all exploding heads, but will reveal a great deal of Frank’s persona and pain.