Gale Anne Hurd Talks THE WALKING DEAD, PUNISHER Film Rights And More

At the Saturn awards, the producer sheds some light on where The Walking Dead stands, film rights for The Punisher, the upcoming Gaiking project, and plenty more. Watch the interview after the jump!

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By WesleyGibson - 6/28/2013


-How even though behind-the-scenes they’ve made a number of changes, the show has stayed constant for audiences

-Does she feel like they deserve any credit for helping to make World War Z a huge hit

-How does she decide on what projects are worth her time

-Who has the Punisher rights now

-Talks about Gaiking and how they’re just getting ready to bring a writer on the project


Source: Collider
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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/29/2013, 12:09 AM
I dream of the day when I see Punisher, Deadpool, Domino, Cable, Wolverine and Sinister all in the same film...
jerryblake - 6/29/2013, 12:12 AM
Marvel is busy withe 13 other projects right now.
New Punisher movie is dead as we speak.
Same with Daredevil.

I would love to see Punisher: Year One adapted to the big screen.
See you in a couple of years Frank. 2020, maybe ?
jerryblake - 6/29/2013, 12:13 AM
*with
Jollem - 6/29/2013, 12:29 AM
punisher's still under marvel knights, then? hells yes! i hope it won't be 10 or 20 years until frank's in a movie again













Inhuman - 6/29/2013, 12:33 AM
When Marvel Studios reboots The Punisher again I think Karl Urban would be a great Frank Castle.
Jollem - 6/29/2013, 12:37 AM
no to marvel studios, yes to the marvel knights production arm
TerminalVoyd - 6/29/2013, 1:03 AM
I don't know that we'll see another Punisher movie anytime too soon. As soon as Marvel got it back they turned right around and sharted out a TV license to Fox for a pilot. Remember? The one with Frank Castle as a cop by day and The Punisher at night? Yeah, let us be grateful that never managed to happen.

I'd like to chalk it up to the same mistake WB almost made with George Miller and Justice League before they came to their senses in terms of half hazard decisions. Hopefully Marvel will be a bit more careful with the character, but I honestly see The Punisher ending up as a cable series if something happens with the character anytime soon.

If not, then they'll likely sit on it awhile longer before going forward theatrically unless someone shows up and pitches a truly inspired idea.
CoulsonLives - 6/29/2013, 1:41 AM
Cameo maybe? What do you say Frank? Matt? and Johnny?
mgeoff88 - 6/29/2013, 3:15 AM
Even though there has been three actors who have played The Punisher, to me there is only one:



Thomas Jane.
Tevii - 6/29/2013, 3:50 AM
Love Gale Ann Hurd. Amazing body of work and a very nice woman in person
sameoldthing - 6/29/2013, 4:44 AM
I think Ray Stevenson is hardly recognizable in Thor films so if they put The Punisher in a film,it would be nice to use Ray again.

Ray looked & sounded like Frank Castle.
Only trouble is a new Punisher movie would have to occur in the next 2-3 years or Ray may be too old..but Frank is believable as an older vigilante so even at 50 yrs old Ray could portray him.
Thegeekygurl - 6/29/2013, 5:35 AM
She is very smart. I loved the great answer about the journey of the central character.

As for Punisher, Death Wish 1+2 are great vigilante films and better than any Punisher film could ever be. They would never have the balls to make a Punisher like Death Wish 2. But if a Punisher was done right, it would have to be like Death Wish 2 which had a real gritty, grimy, authentic feel to it. It didnt have the Hollywood stylish fake looking BS.
DRMidNite - 6/29/2013, 5:49 AM
Tom Jane for the win. Anyone see the short he did as Punisher?