The Toxic Avenger is getting a remake. I repeat: Toxic Avenger is getting a remake. Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon has been tapped to direct the live-action remake of Troma’s cult B-movie.
According to Deadline, this new version is a “more grounded and mainstream telling of the story.” Mike Arnold and Chris Poole, who wrote for FX's Archer, will rewrite the original screenplay by Steve Pink and D.C. Mitchell.
Richard Saperstein's Storyscape Entertainment will produce alongside Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Charlie Corwin, and in case you’re worried about the remake, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Films, who created the original movie franchise, will also executive-produce. Check out the synopsis:
Toxic Avenger is a re-imagining of Troma’s cult classic, which tells the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a vat of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero.
Here’s what Conrad Vernon had to say about remaking the 1984 superhero horror comedy movie:
“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 guys think of the news that The Toxic Avenger is getting a movie remake?