Freeze Dried Movies has learned that John Dahl is in major talks to direct the sequel to 2004's The Punisher.

Thomas Jane starred in the original film and was slated to return for the sequel, however Jane announced this week that he will not be returning for The Punisher 2.

Dahl is best known for Rounders, Joy Ride and upcoming You Kill Me.

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No word on when the film would start production!