For years now, talks about a remake have been floating around of the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger, with really no hope in sight. Until now…
Thanks to Deadline, we now know that Conrad Vernon (co-director of Sausage Party) is set to direct a more grounded and mainstream telling of The Toxic Avengers tale.
Mike Arnold and Chris Poole (Archer) are set to write the screenplay with Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein of Storyscape Entertainment backing them.
“The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor,” said Vernon. “Toxie is an underground icon. My favorite kind.”
Richard Saperstein will be producing along with Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Charlie Corwin. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Films, creators of the original franchise, will executive produce along with Cooper and Alex Schwartz of Storyscape Entertainment, and Greg Lessans of Weed Road.
If you were around for the original or brand new, this should be good news for everyone that won’t disappoint! Keep an eye out for more news.