After a series of really questionable sequels that to date have never matched the absurdity of the original film, Troma’s first super-hero from New Jersey is primed and ready for a remake.
According to Deadline New York Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink will helm the remake of The Toxic Avenger, which he’ll write with Daniel C. Mitchell.
“The Toxic Avenger is exactly what the country–wait, that’s not big enough–what the world needs right now,” Pink tells Deadline. We certainly agree!
In the original the protagonist is a mop-wielding simpleton named Melvin, whose trusting ways made him easy prey for gym thugs who tossed him into a vat of toxic waste. The transformation into Toxie didn’t help his complexion but gave him rippling muscles to wreak havoc on New Jersey polluters. The byproduct was that despite his misshapen appearance, the chicks finally dig Melvin after a lifetime of being ignored.
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