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Director Steve Pink says the world needs The Toxic Avenger

Nov. 5, 2010by:

So that's what the movie world has been missing--The Toxic Avenger!

This according to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE director Steve Pink.

Towards the beginning of the year producer Akiva Goldsman (THE LOSERS, JONAH HEX) acquired the rights to Troma Films THE TOXIC AVENGER. Those rights included: the 1984 original (directed by Lloyd Kaufman), four sequels, an animated TV series and comic books. The plan was to do a reboot of the film.

Well months have gone by and finally they have found a director to take on this project. Steve Pink will co-write with newcomer Daniel C. Mitchell and helm the new TOXIC AVENGER film which was pitched as an environmentally-conscious action-comedy. Go green bitches or Toxie will kick your ass!

Pink said this film would be filing a void, The Toxic Avenger is exactly what the countrywait, thats not big enoughwhat the world needs right now. Is it? I sorta thought we needed less remakes, but that's just me.

The story of the TOXIC AVENGER went a little something like this: "This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference."

Extra Tidbit: Do you need a remake of The Toxic Avenger?
Source: Deadline

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9:04PM on 11/09/2010

Lloyd Kaufman talks PWHPRADIO

Hey,

Lloyd Kaufman talked to us at PWHP RADIO about this at length!

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www.pwhpradio.com
Hey,

Lloyd Kaufman talked to us at PWHP RADIO about this at length!

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www.pwhpradio.com
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1:05AM on 11/07/2010
Literally the only reason I want to see this is to see how far mainstream hollywood will take all the gore and tastelessness of a Troma film like Toxic Avenger. Will it be true to the violent, gross-out nature of the originals and just be shot better, or will they just take the cheesey concept and make it a tame pg-13 comedy?
Literally the only reason I want to see this is to see how far mainstream hollywood will take all the gore and tastelessness of a Troma film like Toxic Avenger. Will it be true to the violent, gross-out nature of the originals and just be shot better, or will they just take the cheesey concept and make it a tame pg-13 comedy?
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10:51PM on 11/06/2010

fuck everybody

I think this is a great idea. Plus, what other chance does lloyd Kaufman have for one of his movies to be remade?
I think this is a great idea. Plus, what other chance does lloyd Kaufman have for one of his movies to be remade?
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3:04PM on 11/06/2010

no way

Whats next? Oh yeah there's always Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. to remake.
Whats next? Oh yeah there's always Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. to remake.
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2:09PM on 11/06/2010

This might be just the thing.

It's a little late in coming, what with Kick-Ass, Defendor, and Super already representing the adult-oriented super heroes. But the original was a pretty outrageous flick that went out of its way to be offensive, and I gotta wonder what a big studio remake/re-imagining would look like.
It's a little late in coming, what with Kick-Ass, Defendor, and Super already representing the adult-oriented super heroes. But the original was a pretty outrageous flick that went out of its way to be offensive, and I gotta wonder what a big studio remake/re-imagining would look like.
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1:26PM on 11/06/2010

has anyone seen

any of the other troma movies





its not good
any of the other troma movies





its not good
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1:17PM on 11/06/2010

I think this has potential

It's probably going to a horrible, horrible film, but it's not like you'd have to try THAT hard to improve on the original. Toxie needs to be super gross, and retain that awesome deep superhero voice. Could be funny...
It's probably going to a horrible, horrible film, but it's not like you'd have to try THAT hard to improve on the original. Toxie needs to be super gross, and retain that awesome deep superhero voice. Could be funny...
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1:42AM on 11/06/2010

Stop being assholes people!

It's a superhero movie, just continuing the adventures of this crime fighter. People don't bitch about all the batman, superman, spiderman, and x-men movies. Why all the hate for Toxic Avenger?
It's a superhero movie, just continuing the adventures of this crime fighter. People don't bitch about all the batman, superman, spiderman, and x-men movies. Why all the hate for Toxic Avenger?
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10:48AM on 11/06/2010
well actually, I'd see TA more as a mix of horror comedy and super-hero movie spoof... And I think people hate the idee of a tone downed remake, NOT TA
well actually, I'd see TA more as a mix of horror comedy and super-hero movie spoof... And I think people hate the idee of a tone downed remake, NOT TA
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9:46PM on 11/05/2010
How the fuck did Akiva Goldsman acquire the rights to this?
How the fuck did Akiva Goldsman acquire the rights to this?
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10:54AM on 11/06/2010
ho god... he will give it the batman treatment: rubber costume and nipples !
ho god... he will give it the batman treatment: rubber costume and nipples !
9:42PM on 11/05/2010
Yeah, the world does need Toxic Avenger. On blu-ray, not in a remake.
Yeah, the world does need Toxic Avenger. On blu-ray, not in a remake.
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7:53PM on 11/05/2010

THE ONLY WAY TO DO THE TOXIC AVENGER...

Is GRINDHOUSE style like Machete, Hobo with a Shotgun and Planet Terror. It should be ultra violent and crazy otherwise it's not being true to the original source. I'd love to see it rebooted but only if it's done the right way.
Is GRINDHOUSE style like Machete, Hobo with a Shotgun and Planet Terror. It should be ultra violent and crazy otherwise it's not being true to the original source. I'd love to see it rebooted but only if it's done the right way.
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7:27PM on 11/05/2010

What next?

The writers of Catwoman doing Terminator 4?
The writers of Catwoman doing Terminator 4?
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5:34PM on 11/08/2010
don't you mean T:5?
don't you mean T:5?
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6:43PM on 11/05/2010
No...because the camp and super low budget grossness of the films are what make them special...we lose that "flavor", we have no Toxic Avenger at all.
No...because the camp and super low budget grossness of the films are what make them special...we lose that "flavor", we have no Toxic Avenger at all.
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