THE FAN FILM THAT WAS SHUT DOWN BY MARVEL FOR "LOOKING TOO GOOD it would 'confuse the audience' into believing that it's an official Marvel production"
In response to Marvel's cease-and-desist, Pecci goes deep into his thought process and preparation for making "The Dead Can't Be Distracted," highlighting his love of the source material, his influences, goes into the process of shooting and promoting the film and explores the overarching question of whether fan films -- a form of fan fiction -- are actually "okay." The actions he took after receiving the cease-and-desist are perhaps one of the post's most interesting aspects -- after getting no response from Marvel's legal representative for an offer to show the team at Marvel the film, he communicated with both Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto and got positive feedback from both. Now, he's hoping the fans' desire to see the film will help his love letter to Punisher get some kind of release. Moreover, he'd like the opportunity to pitch Marvel a Punisher-themed series of shorts.