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'The Punisher' Heads to Small Screen via FOX

October 21, 2011 (8:45 am) GMT
The network has given a put pilot commitment to the project which is adapted from Marvel's comic.

FOX is going to bring "" to the small screen. The network has nabbed the project that features the anti-hero character from the Marvel Comics Universe with a put pilot commitment, which means there will be a penalty if the network doesn't air it.

Former "" showrunner Ed Bernero writes the script of the pilot and will serve as executive produce along with Marvel. The hour-long drama centers on Frank Castle, a rising star detective at the New York Police Department who turns into vigilante The Punisher to seek justice for those the system has failed.

"" has previously been turned into several big screen projects. The 2004 film featured on the title role, while 2008's "" had taking on the titular character.

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