I know it's almost a month since the '89 version of The Punisher was the subject of this thread, but I found this and thought it was funny.
The place where I found it wrote:
Presented here for the first time is a transcript of the first pre-production meeting between director Mark Goldblatt and producers Robert Mark Kamen, Mace Neufeld and Simon Heath.
"Punisher" Production Meeting: 01/04/89
Goldblatt: Thanks for meeting me, gentlemen. I'd like to share with you some of my ideas for this film. May I add that I'm very excited and honored to be working on this project.
Neufeld: Great. Great. We have some ideas we'd like to share as well.
Goldblatt: Excellent. I always enjoy this stage of the collaborative process. Gimme what you got.
Kamen: We want to make the main character a cop.
Goldblatt: You mean Frank Castle?
Neufeld: Yeah, sure. Whatever. Make him a cop. Audiences like cops. Lethal Weapon did huge numbers.
Kamen: Don't forget Die Hard.
Goldblatt: Fine. I can swing with that. Marine to cop, not that big a divergence, I suppose.
Heath: And we wanna get rid of that stupid skull.
Goldblatt: Uh...that's kind of essential.
Neufeld: Ok, so we're all in agreement on the removal of the skull symbol.
Neufeld: Moving on then. Mr. Kamen has a few notes he'd like to add. Mr. Kamen?
Kamen: I propose that we film the movie in Australia - which might I add bears remarkably little resemblance to New York City - change the names of The Punisher's wife and children, have him team up with his family's killers to fight the Yakuza---
Goldblatt: Wait, team up with who???
Kamen: ---give him a drunken, homeless sidekick---
Goldblatt: Please stop.
Kamen: ---and finally, have him live in the sewer like a filthy mole person.
Heath: Where he often meditates nude.
***silence punctuated by heavy teeth grinding***
Neufeld: Tell him who we're thinking of getting.
Goldblatt: I'd rather you didn't.
Kamen: Did you see Rocky IV?
Goldblatt: Please don't go there.
Kamen: The Russian from Rocky IV.
Goldblatt: I think I'm gonna be sick.
Neufeld: Also, we're cutting your budget down to about nine million dollars.
Kamen: And you have to find a way to fit Lou Gossett Jr. in it.
***what is possibly a vase or an ashtray is heard smashing against the wall***
Goldblatt: SON OF A FUCKING WHORE!