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Fox in Talks To Adapt 'The Punisher' As A Crime Drama

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Oct 21, 2011 | 8:35am EDT

PunisherMarvel Comics characters have done pretty well on the big screen. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and all of the Avengers have made quite an impact with audiences. However, there is on exception to this rule. One Marvel hero (rather, antihero) just can't seem to find his feature film footing: The Punisher.

There have been three attempts to give the vicious vigilante Frank Castle a worthy cinematic depiction: one in 1989, one in 2004, and one in 2008. However, none really won over the viewing public. But Marvel isn't ready to give up—this time, however, they're vying for television.

Fox is considering picking up The Punisher in the style of a procedural detective drama. Frank Castle will be a New York City cop by day who, by any means necessary, extracts vengeance on wrongdoers under the alias of The Punisher.

The series is being developed by Ed Bernero, creator of Third Watch and writer/director/producer on Criminal Minds.

Source: EW

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