Superhero Hype! has learned that the working title for Lionsgate and Marvel Studios’ new Punisher film is The Punisher: Welcome Back Frank. Shooting is set to start in Montreal late September.
To be directed by Lexi Alexander (Hooligans) and starring Ray Stevenson (HBO’s “Rome”) as Frank Castle/The Punisher, the action-thriller was written by Nick Santora, Kurt Sutter, Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.
The film will be set in New York, where Frank Castle runs up against a mobster.