I’ll let you know, people. Legendary’s Toxic Avenger reboot is already shaping up to be a hell of a factor. It’s been introduced that Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) and Julia Davis (Sally4Ever, Gavin & Stacey) are being added to the cast. They be part of Peter Dinklage, who’s set to play Toxie, in addition to Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, and Kevin Bacon, for this off-the-wall reboot. Macon Blair (Green Room, Murder Party) is about to direct.
Hailed as certainly one of Troma Entertainment’s most iconic properties, THE TOXIC AVENGER is saturated with environmental themes and takes the concept of an unconventional superhero to unusual and twisted locations. The authentic movie, directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, follows a meek mop boy named Melvin who falls right into a vat of poisonous waste. After a grotesque transformation, Melvin seeks out the evildoers who tormented him. In the brand new model, Toxie should go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his associates, and his group from the forces of corruption and greed. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will function producers.
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The authentic movie was so profitable that it led to a number of sequels: The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. The corrupted character even received his personal stage play as well as to an animated TV sequence referred to as Toxic Crusaders (1991), wherein Toxie and a ragtag group of misfit superheroes waged warfare on air pollution.
While Paige is about to play Toxie’s girlfriend within the movie, and Bacon the villain, Davis and Wood’s roles are being stored below wraps at the moment.
This is among the strangest reboots to be introduced since, nicely, fairly some time. Kaufman has by no means been a lot of a fan of huge studios basically, so I discover it fascinating that this mission exists in any respect. Be that as it could, I’m actually trying ahead to seeing how this seems. I imply, what does a recent tackle the Toxic Avenger even appear like today? If anybody can pull this character off with a good quantity of quirk, it is Dinklage. I’ll be watching the event of this one very carefully.