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Confirmed! Toxic Avenger Remake On Its Way!

Yep! It’s happening! The Titan of Tromaville will soon be gearing himself up for a big budget remake that’s likely to change the face of tutu wearing mop wielding deformed mutant super heroes forever!

In a story confirmed by Deadline New York but originally reported by Arrow in the Head it has been officially confirmed that Charlie Corwin’s Original Media, a partnership with Dutch reality TV giant Endemol, has financed the acquisition of rights to Troma’s The Toxic Avenger franchise that includes four sequels, an animated TV series and comic books.

In a strange (yet somewhat sensible) twist the group intends to turn Toxie into a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times. Guess we wont be seeing any hot chicks masturbating to pictures of run over children, eh? Stay tuned for more as it comes!

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  • LifeMi

    Troma sucks, plain and simple. I’m not the least bit offended by how outrageous they are, but it’s done so tastelessly and sleazily that it doesn’t feel at all like filmmaking. And that is their biggest problem; it’s not that their movies suck, but that they purposefully make bad movies. It feels forced and, as we’ve all learned over the years, VERY rarely can you set out to make a bad movie and succeed. Llyod Kaufman and Troma need to either go away or grow up and do something new. Otherwise, fuck them.

  • DavidFullam

    If the remake is more along the lines of the original, and not the sequels, then it might be worth a look.

    • Terminal

      But they used words like family friendly, PG-13, marketable, and eco friendly. And they also used the analogy of taking the adult Mask comic books which they turned in to the Jim Carrey PG-13 vehicle and applied it to what they’re going to do with this.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Barfneck

    Well in my opinion these Tromo movies couldn’t be much worse than they already are, but that’s sort of the point, isn’t it?

    I do think if Poultrygeist was put in the right hands, it could be amazing. I agree that it’s the only watchable Tromo film aside from Tromeo & Juliet. Love to see Peter Jackson or Time Burton get their hands on Poultrygeist.

  • Vanvance1

    It’s very odd that a company pays for a property not understanding why the property was successful in the first place.

    The best example of all is RoboCop 3. An attempt to make the ultra-violent cyborg into a kiddie friendly, marketable movie and toy line.

    The end results: The death of Orion pictures. They deserved to snuff it too.

    I guess the bigger the company the greater the clueless number of suits making the decisions.

  • Terminal

    I hated Toxic Avenger but turning him in to an eco-friendly superhero is just plain ridiculous, period.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • FireRam

      Aw man how can you hate “The Toxic Avenger”? I was 15 when this came out and I got dropped at a local theatre to meet up with this girl in my Algebra class I was lusting over. Turns out she felt the same and it was I think one of my first major movie make out sessions. I think we started two minutes into the movie and stopped when the final credits rolled. Not only was she one of the first to “blossom” in high school she was blessed with and this was my introduction to DD’s. Wait……what is this movie even about? Maybe it is bad. Now that I think about it I can’t remember anything about it. Did someone in the movie die from blue balls or…oh never mind.
      LOL………later when it came out on VHS I did rent it to see what it was about and it wasn’t all that bad.

      • Terminal

        Wow that was a surprisingly funny rant. Still hate everything Troma does except for Poultrygeist.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • Minion

          I’m completely with you. Poultrygeist was great, and I love Lloyd Kaufman, met him at the screening of Poultrygeist actaully. Troma has had a lot of success over the years but I could never understand why because all of their movies are awful. First exposure to a Troma release I got was Meat Weed Madness… I have no idea what I was thinking when I thought it might be entertaining.

          • Vanvance1

            How can you guys hate Troma? In a politically correct world we NEED Troma!

            Don’t you ever get disgusted by just how carefully we all have to watch what we say and do every minute of every day? Troma is the movie flip side of PC bullshit.

            Also, poop jokes are always funny.

            P.S. I can see how DD’s can outshine the Toxic Avenger, but for a real thrill you have to go BIGGER.

          • Foywonder

            “How can you guys hate Troma? In a politically correct world we NEED Troma!

            Don’t you ever get disgusted by just how carefully we all have to watch what we say and do every minute of every day? Troma is the movie flip side of PC bullshit.”

            This may have been true back in the day but is hardly true today. Grossout humor has gone mainstream. The same politically incorrect humor that once made Troma unique can now be found in any given episode of South Park, Family Guy, or just about any Adult Swim toon. That’s been Troma’s problem for years now. They’ve become obsolete.

            And, no, poop jokes are not always funny.

          • Vanvance1

            I don’t know where you live but try moving to Vancouver B.C. where PC has become the new religion.

            Here everybody is ‘open minded’, that means if you agree with the standard PC assumptions you are open minded too. If you do not you are a ‘hater’ and that is a bigger sin than fucking little boys up the ass (we know that’s true because Catholic priests do it all the time and never wind up in jail).

            As for Adult Swim: They wussed on Drawn Together because it did push the boundaries. South Park is great, but the sheer number of satiric shows that survive in the North American market place vs. the enormous number of PC obedient ones tells the tale.

            Look at the state of American mainstream horror. Can you honestly say you’re happy with this tame, nudity free, gore free so called horror? If they can wrangle a PG the producers are over the moon.

          • DeTuinman

            I have to disagree…

            The Crank flicks and the Feast flicks prove that there is still a market for violent non pc horror/movies, and those movies were anything but mainstream…

            The reason Troma is out of bussines is simple…they made shit movies…

            The mind is like a parachute…it only works when it is open.
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          • Foywonder

            Actually, you just further proved my point about Troma no longer having a niche market to themselves. But, yeah, they also made a whole lot of crap that did them no favors.

          • Vanvance1

            I don’t get it.

            You are the man who reviews all the SyFy flicks. Are you saying those stack up well (in entertainment value) vs. the Troma movies?

          • Foywonder

            Compared to some of Troma’s stuff – yeah. I’ve never been a big fan of Troma’s aggressive in-your-face style of filmmaking to begin with. Sometimes less truly is more.

          • Terminal

            I agree with Foy. Back in the beginning, lowbrow gross out humor was frowned upon. Now we have fifty year old businessmen quoting South Park jokes. Troma isn’t ahead of the game anymore.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Foywonder

    Remaking the Toxic Avenger as a eco-friendly, kid-friendly crimefighter? They already tried this and failed miserably with that Toxic Crusaders cartoon back in 1990. Anyone need a refresher?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40CkDB8a3W0

    • LifeMi

      I remember the Toxic Avengers cartoon. I even had a little puzzle based on the cartoon. The movies themselves are terrible and I could care less about seeing another one.

    • Terminal

      Awww, I used to love that show. I had the action figures.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”