Deadline is reporting that Legendary Entertainment has nabbed the film rights to The Toxic Avenger and will reboot the Troma horror franchise. The series will seemingly be in good hands as Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.
Released in May of 1984, The Toxic Avenger follows the story of Melvin Ferd a 98-pound weakling who constantly gets teased and harassed at his health club job where he works as a janitor. A malicious prank goes wrong and sends Melvin flying out of a second story window and into a truck loaded with drums of toxic waste. Upon hitting the drums Melvin is set on fire and eventually the chemicals from the drums cause him to transform into the creature known as Toxie.