"Punisher: The Secret History"; The Making of The Punisher (1989) Book is Coming!!
If you're as big a fan as I am about this severely and criminally underrated slice of Badass Cinema, I have some fantastic news. Author, French Film Critic and all around Dolph Lundgren expert Jeremie Damoiseau has written a book on the making of Marvel's first film adaptation from the early stages of development to it's troubled release. Everything you ever wanted to know about the making of this film all the way through it's release will be in this book, and I for one couldn't be more excited.
Below is a recent interview Damoiseau did with Comic Book Media writer Brian C. Baer where he discusses his love for the film, how the book came about, it's forthcoming release, and more along with the excellent book cover courtesy of artist Laurent Melki, who was originally commissioned to do the artwork ahead of the films release for the French magazine 'L'Ecran Fantastique'.
The book will be released in French on Oct. 5th in book and eBook form and available at Bod.fr, Amazon.fr, and other online shops, with an eventual U.S. release later on down the line. The U.S. release will be 30-40% longer, making it a more complete edition, with a lot of extra added content that won't be found in the French version. Damoiseau spent years accumulating an insane amount of information and conducting interviews with the production and cast to get the definitive and most comprehensive "history" on the making of this cult classic. October cannot come soon enough.
Comic Book Media interview with Brian C. Baer: