Toxic Avenger: Filming has wrapped, says director Macon Blair

Writer/director Macon Blair has taken to Twitter to let his followers know that Toxic Avenger filming has wrapped, meaning his remake of the Troma cult classic (watch it HERE), is that much closer to release. Blair’s version of the concept stars Peter Dinklage as

Winston, a stereotypical weakling who works as a janitor at Garb-X health club and is diagnosed with a terminal illness that can only be cured by an expensive treatment that his greedy, power hungry employer refuses to pay for. After deciding to take matters into his own hands and rob his company, Winston falls into a pit of toxic waste and is transformed into a deformed monster that sets out to do good and get back at all the people who have wronged him.

Dinklage is joined in the cast by Jacob Tremblay (presumably as Winston’s son), Taylour Paige as the “female lead” (we haven’t heard any details on her character), Julia Davis and Elijah Wood as unspecified characters, Jonny Coyne as a “shadowy criminal figure”, Sarah Niles as a “corrupt city official”, and Kevin Bacon as the primary villain, a role Wood had originally been rumored for.

According to The Illuminerdi, the main villain is rumored to be 

Bob Garbinger – Leonine hair and eerie plastic surgery. Evil head of the shady company Garb X. He has no regard for the well being of anyone but himself and embarks on a murderous spree to become as powerful as Toxie. His ego is bolstered by his standing amongst the towns official but in reality he lives in fear of the underworld gang he’s indebted to.

The Toxic Avenger filming took place in Bulgaria. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz produced the remake with Legendary Entertainment.

I have been a fan of Blair’s ever since his acting role in the 2007 movie Murder Party, and really enjoyed his feature directorial debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he has done with The Toxic Avenger.

The remake doesn’t have a release date yet, but stars Peter Dinklage, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, and Elijah Wood joining the cast this summer.

Source: Twitter

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