Troma fave the Toxic Avenger getting remake from Sausage Party co-director

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

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Troma might not make great films, but that's on purpose. And they never stop pushing the envelope of bad taste. Their latest development? A remake of their cult classic superhero flick THE TOXIC AVENGER. The film will be helmed by Conrad Vernon, the co-director of 2016's most controversial exercise in bad taste, SAUSAGE PARTY.

This will mark Vernon's first live-action film, as he has previously only worked in animation on films like SHREK 2, MADAGASCAR 3, and MONSTERS VS. ALIENS. Says Vernon, “The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor. Toxie is an underground icon. My favorite kind.”

TOXIC AVENGER is a re-imagining of Troma’s cult classic, which tells the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a vat of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero. 

Described as a "more grounded and mainstream" property, TOXIC AVENGER is being co-written by Archer's Mike Arnold and Chris Poole, working from a draft by Steve Pink and D.C. Mitchell.

TOXIC AVENGER comes from Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape Entertainment, Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road, and Charlie Corwin. The flick will be executive produced by Troma's Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, along with Bob Cooper, Alex Schwartz, Greg Lessans, Shara Kay, Armen Aghaeian, Steve Kessler, Holly Kobzina,Dave Mendez, Edward Mokhtarian, Geno Tazioli, Steve Pink, and Mike Wilkins.

Source: Deadline

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