Brace yourself, news has come that a remake of 1984’s ‘The Toxic Avenger’ is in the works. Conrad Vernon, co-director of ‘Sausage Party’, has now signed on to direct the new film. Mike Arnold and Chris Poole, known for their work on the animated series ‘Archer’, are writing the script, Deadline reports.
The original film follows a New Jersey teen who accidentally tumbles into a vat of nuclear waste that turns him into a mutant superhero. The original was directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman who also co-wrote the fun film.
‘The Toxic Avenger’ spawned several sequels and a huge line of merchandise, as well as a comic and even a musical. From the reports, it sounds as if we not be getting only one new movie, but that this will be the first film of a new franchise. The reboot is being described as more “grounded” and “mainstream” than the campy B-horror original. ‘Toxic Avenger’ will be “reimagined” version of Troma’s cult classic.
Before you completely freak out you should know that Kaufman, Troma’s co-founder, will serve as an executive producer alongside Michael Herz for the film. ‘Toxic Avenger’ will be produced by Storyscape Entertainment, Richard Saperstein, Charlie Corwin and Weed Road.
“Conrad Vernon is a comedic genius. He is the perfect director to bring this iconoclastic franchise back to life.” Saperstaein said.
No cast or release date has been announced at this time, but we will keep you updated.