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Buckle In Because We’re Getting a Remake of ‘The Toxic Avenger’!

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!



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21 Comments
  • Saturn

    I hope there is a scene where he goes “WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME!!!!! WHY DID YOU SAY MARTHA!!!!”

  • Claudio Zamorano

    Ha, I just watched the movie on saturday night, and the main thing going in my mind was “a remake of this movie would be futile, you can’t remake this, the appeal is in the raunchy humour and low budget fx”

    • jsmoltz29

      This guy gets it

    • “What would make this edgy, low budget film better is if it was CGI and with good acting!” – Asshole Hollywood Exec

      At least it should make a good payday from Troma.

  • ScabieBaby

    A grounded and mainstream movie about a janitor who falls into toxic waste and becomes a superhero.

    Ok.

  • Carnage

    Yeah. No way they will do justice to the original. It will just be a watered down version.

    • ScabieBaby

      Guaranteed no dogs will be shot, nor kid’s heads run over by car tires.

      • Carnage

        Nope, not a chance.

      • Justin McGill

        No banging the traumatized blind chick.. the casual racism.. shoving a shot gun into a baby’s face.. the casual sport of hit and run murder.
        Gritty and grounded are words that should not apply to a movie about a nerd in a tutu turned into a freak of super human size and strength.

  • Seal Clubber

    Man … how have I never seen this? Time to try to find a copy ….

  • Bobby Jones

    next, a watered down version of Class of Nuke ‘Em High

  • I’m happy that guys behind Archer are writing. That’s about all gives me a glimmer of excitement so far. We shall see.

  • The Drucifer

    Don’t they threaten this every few years? James Gunn or gtfo

  • Dr. Gitrog Crow

    It’s gonna suck.

  • ZIPPY

    Without Loyd Kaufman it will stink. Leave well enough alone already.

    • jessy82

      Apparently you didn’t read it all the way Kaufman is an Executive Producer on the new film

  • Aaron King

    Does this mean no Toxie 5?

  • DuckingGold

    Screw this crap

  • wrestling fan 36

    It was alright for what it was (although some of the acting was unbearable at times) hopefully the remake is not as low budget

  • LivingDeadMan

    As much as I’d prefer another sequel, more Toxie is better than none.

  • Mr. D

    Bad ass!!!!

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