By: John M Jerva
To genre fans all over the world, no matter what Thomas Jane does, he will always be The Punisher having starred in one of the four theatrical efforts based on the comic book character property. Throughout the years since, Jane has dabbled in just about every genre but today word comes that he’s about to get back in touch with his Punisher roots with his latest project that has been announced.
According to Deadline, Jane will star in and produce a new action-thriller titled Relentless which has the character he’s playing sounding a lot like Mr. Castle albeit this one sounds a little less on the edge.
See what I mean. Left for dead. Former military. Getting caught up in a war with gangs. Yes he’s protecting a young girl but I guess you can make a case that Castle has gone soft on occasion and helped people out while decimating the criminal element.
Jane will produce via his Renegade production banner with partner Courtney Lauren Penn and they have optioned the screenplay which was penned by Chuck Hustmyre.
Hustmyre is legit having spent 22 years in law enforcement and has since retired while being a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Hustmyre has also written the action pics Disturbing the Peace which starred Guy Pearce and Devon Sawa as well as House of the Rising Sun which featured Dave Bautista who will next be seen in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead.
Formed in 2019, Renegade productions has also completed principal photography on the western The Last Son which will also star Jane along with Sam Worthington. Slayers is another pic from the company that will star Jane along with Abigail Breslin and Malin Akerman.
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