Here’s some hot news straight off the wire.

Writer and director Steve Pink (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, HIGH FIDELITY) has signed on to direct the upcoming remake of THE TOXIC AVENGER and will pen the script along with Daniel C. Mitchell. Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures, Richard Saperstein, and Charlie Corwin of Original Media are producing.

The producers announced in April that they had secured the rights to the franchise, which includes the 1984 cult classic, four sequels, an animated TV series, and comic books. Corwin’s company, Original Media, (a partnership with Dutch reality television giant Endemol,) is financing development. The remake is envisioned as an environmentally conscious action-comedy.

Pink commented, “I’m thrilled to be working on this project. THE TOXIC AVENGER is exactly what the country – wait, that’s not big enough – what the world needs right now.”

Kerry Foster of Weed Road Pictures will executive produce along with the creators of the original “Toxie,” Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Films. Shara Kay will co-produce.

Weed Road’s many successes include “I Am Legend,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” and “Constantine.” Saperstein, the former president of Dimension Films, most recently produced another Troma remake: the psychological thriller, “Mother’s Day,” slated for release in 2011. Corwin produced the acclaimed independent films “The Squid and the Whale,” “Half Nelson” and “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.” Mitchell recently set up the action-comedy “Zap Gun!” with producer Marc Platt.

Now I’m not quite sure if these Hollywood types hold the same schlock values as Team Troma, but in an era of countless remakes, we could be worse off. Only the box office will tell.

Tags: , , ,

Written by: | Visit Website

Born in the steel scrap-yards of Lorain, Ohio, Zach Shildwachter is a VHS Vagabond wandering the Cleveland landscape in search of the perfect Horror movie and Banana flavored snacks in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse. Until the Dead walk, our Hero remains an Aspiring Filmmaker, Compulsive Writer, Self-taught Artist, and amateur Super-Hero.

4 Responses to “THE TOXIC AVENGER Rebooted”

  1. But I thought they hated the big studios and are all about TRUE independent art for the people…hmmmm weird right?

  2. Chris, I see your point but why the hell are you upset? Lloyd has helped you a lot in your career. He even put you in his book…He wants to make some money and save his company. Why would you begrudge him that? I bet you $100 that twenty years from now if someone wants to remake any of your films you’ll sign on the dotted line. He’s got a wife, kids, bills and sometimes you do what you’ve got to do. Let him do his thing…

  3. i think this is a fricken awesome idea. Dude I am syked. Slap stick murder face splat. Cant wait…..TESTILOMA

Leave a Reply

To get your own thumbnail image, go to