Big news today as Conrad Vernon (co-director of Sausage Party) has been locked down to do a remake of the Troma b-horror classic The Toxic Avenger, according to Deadline. Per the site, apparently the story they’re pursuing is “…more grounded and mainstream.”
The film will be produced at Storyscape Entertainment, with Richard Saperstein producing alongside Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Charlie Corwin. The original script is being rewritten by Mike Arnold and Chris Poole, who are known for their work on the FX animated series “Archer”.
Now, before people get their jimmies rustled, Troma co-founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are acting as executive producers.
In the original film, “…a New Jersey teenager accidentally tumbles into a vat of toxic waste, which turns him into a mutant superhero.”
Vernon tells the site, “The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor. Toxie is an underground icon. My favorite kind.”
What do you think of this news? The original film spawned action figures, a cartoon series, and several sequels, so this could be the beginning of a whole new Toxie blitz, which is great in my mind!