Disney’s ownership is bearing creative fruit for Marvel.
Variety is reporting that the Disney-owned ABC Studios has sold an adaptation of Marvel’s “Punisher” to Fox.
Fox has given the small-screen project — said to be a 60-minute procedural — a “put-pilot” commitment, the trade paper says.
“The Punisher” reportedly is being exec-produced by Ed Bernero (“Criminal Minds,” ”Third Watch”), who’s a former Chicago police officer.
Disney is looking for how else to mine its Marvel library. As Mark Ruffalo plays the big-screen Hulk for next year’s “The Avengers,” for instance, ABC Entertainment is eyeing the character for a TV project, too — as well as “Jessica Jones.”