A meek towel boy transforms into a powerful superhero after getting dumped into a vat of toxic waste.
Well, its still on its way, though action icon Arnie dropped out last year after reportedly seeing the original upon which it was based. It was never revealed whom he was playing. But we did catch up with the always energetic Lloyd Kaufman, who gave us an update on the reboot.
It will be interesting to see the remake finally come together, as the fifth sequel to the original, Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V, will be made and released around the same time, something that doesn't normally happen. While we were supposed to see Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V years ago, Lloyd Kaufman explained the holdup, revealing that the long wait will only be better for the movie in the long run."First of all, we have been writing Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V for two years now, and we still don't have a script that doesn't suck, but we're getting there. That will be the next movie that I get to direct. Unfortunatly we have written it for Chernobyl. We want Toxie to have some contact with Chernobyl. And it turns out, as you probably know, that Chernobyl is in a place called the Ukraine, which is not such a good place to be filming right now...But! We are are getting there. We are getting a better script, and at some point we will head to the Ukraine and film.Read More
Arnold Schwarzenegger is close to signing on for a lead role in the long gestating The Toxic Avenger reboot. The action icon won't be taking on the title role as Toxie, but instead will be playing a secondary lead, a character that is being kept under wraps for the time being.
Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is behind the screenplay for this remake of the classic 80s Troma film. International Film Trust is taking the project to Cannes seeking potential buyers, with the movie being described as an action adventure that will appeal to mainstream audiences.Read More
We haven't heard anything about The Toxic Avenger remake since November 2010, when Steve Pink signed on to direct. Today, we have word that John Travolta may be attached to star. There is no word on whom he will be playing if this rumor is correct, though he seems a tad old to be taking on the title role.
Steve Pink is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Daniel C. Mitchell. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are executive producing. No production schedule was given, although this remake may have to wait for the director to become available. He is also attached to direct Bad Santa 2 and the About Last Night remake Sexual Pervisity in Chicago.Read More
Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is stepping into the horror genre, signing onto direct The Toxic Avenger remake, according to Deadline.
The story centers on a man named Melvin, a janitor who is constantly hassled by the jocks at his gym. One day they dump him in a vat of toxic waste, which transformed him into a hideous but hulking creature who vows to clean up the streets of New Jersey.Read More