Thomas Jane has been making the internet rounds lately, and he’s been telling anyone who’ll listen that the world simply MUST have a sequel to "The Punisher." His most recent stop was a podcast interview in which he revealed who’ll probably be writing said sequel.
From BigFanboy Livecast: "Things got off to a great start when Thomas Jane talked about "The Punisher 2," which looks to finally be making some progress. Tom announced that the latest draft of the screenplay is going to be written by Stuart Beattie, who penned "Collateral" for Michael Mann, and worked on all three "Pirates of the Caribbean" screenplays. Steve Niles pointed out that Beattie also did a draft for "30 Days of Night," which just wrapped shooting last week, and will be released October 19th, 2007."
Point of clarification: I don’t think Mr. Beattie worked on the screenplays for the "Pirates" sequels, but I could be completely wrong there. The guy’s other screenplays include "The Protector" and "Derailed."