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"Hot Tub Time Machine" Director to Remake "The Toxic Avenger"

Posted: November 6th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Deadline is reporting that "Hot Tub Time Machine" director Steve Pink will helm the remake of "The Toxic Avenger," based on the 1984 film, its four sequels and an animated TV series and comic books.

In the original, the protagonist is a mop-wielding simpleton named Melvin, whose trusting ways made him easy prey for gym thugs who tossed him into toxic waste. The transformation into Toxie didn't help his complexion, but gave him rippling muscles to wreak havoc on New Jersey polluters. The byproduct was that despite his misshapen appearance, the girls finally like Melvin after a lifetime of being ignored.

"'The Toxic Avenger' is exactly what the country -- wait, that's not big enough -- what the world needs right now," said Pink about the environmentally-conscious action comedy.

Source: Deadline

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boogiel writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 7:14:54 AM

"'The Toxic Avenger' is exactly what the country -- wait, that's not big enough -- what the world needs right now," said Pink about the environmentally-conscious action comedy.

He better not f*ck up this movie....
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 7:26:09 AM

If he f*cks this up ... AND HE PROBABLY WILL ... Lloyd Kaufman will be rotating like a piece of wild boar on a spit in his grave .... and the f*cker isn't even dead yet.

By the way, Rest in Peace Jill Clayburgh (* thanks for the mention, trailertrash).
Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 7:35:38 AM

Toxic was good because it was so bad. Now they trying to put in a message? f*ck that.

"I like for you to meet my friend, Ben Dover"
oklahomaer writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 10:27:51 AM

Well, that is about the most stupid idea i have heard in a very very long time. Is lindsay Lohans blue waffle gonna play toxie?
Come on Troma you cant let this reboot sh*t happen and Lloyd Kaufman i demand a sequal to poultrygiest chicken of the dead.
TheMovieExpert writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 11:23:05 AM

We'll just have to wait & see.
manichispanic writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 11:38:32 AM

i bet this is not real
ShizPaf writes:
on November 6th, 2010 at 1:15:01 PM

If your wondering if Toxie can be toned down for todays commercial audience, look no further...

on November 7th, 2010 at 5:03:59 AM

You can't remake Troma movies, that's just RETARDED! So will the remake include this hilariously disturbing scene or will they wuss out?:

TheMovieExpert writes:
on November 7th, 2010 at 5:02:31 PM

I heard that there is going to be a follow-up sequel called Toxic Avenger 5:Toxic Twins.Anybody else hear about this.I just hope the remake and sequel is good.

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