Doug Hutchinson was given a unique opportunity in Punisher: War Zone, since his character, Looney Bin Jim, is the only character in the film that doesn't originate within the pages of Marvel Comics. Hutchinson talked to Comicus a bit about who his character is, and what his role in the film will be.

Hutchinson describes Looney Bin as "a cross between "Hannibal Lector and Hitler," and says that he is "Frank Castle's worst nightmare."

Hutchinson also describes his transformation into the character:

I changed physically. LBJ resided in an asylum for the criminally insane for 10 years. So, I shaved my head and worked diligently with our make-up artist to add a pale pallor, dark circles under my eyes, and a gaunt "craziness" to my appearance. I worked with our dialect coach to hone a Brooklyn accent. Also, LBJ disintegrates both mentally and physically throughout the film as his medication wears off and he grows increasingly violent. I "scored" the script (and my character arc) with Lexi in order to keep track of the gradual transformations. Other than that, I just had a hell of a lot of fun playing a deranged psycho!

Hutchinson also heaps praise on his director for Punisher: War Zone, Lexi Alexander. He calls her a "visionary" and a "fighter.We had extensive rehearsals. She and Steve Gainer (our DP) came up with a mind-blowing lighting scheme," Hutchinson said. "I completely trusted Lexi's direction and she, in turn, totally trusted us to bring her characters to life."

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Punisher: War Zone stars Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon and Julie Benz, and was directed by Lexi Alexander. The films explodes into theatres September 12, 2008.