Announced back in 2019, Legendary Entertainment is developing a remake of Troma’s The Toxic Avenger, with Macon Blair on board to write and direct the upcoming movie.
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) was recently set to star alongside The Predator and Doctor Sleep’s Jacob Tremblay, with Taylour Paige (pictured right in “Zola”) just added to the growing cast, reports Deadline.
In the 1984 original, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz…
“The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.”
The site details the upcoming remake, “A contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s successful 1984 low-budget action comedy hit, The Toxic Avenger is steeped in environmental themes and subverts the superhero genre in the vein of Deadpool. When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.”
Macon Blair starred in the films Blue Ruin and Green Room, and he more recently wrote Netflix’s Hold the Dark and wrote/directed I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore.