The cult-classic The Toxic Avenger is getting a face-lift with a remake. It was announced today that Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon has be tapped to direct the re-imagination of the ultimate Troma film. It has been over 30 years since 98 pound weakling Melvin Ferd (Mark Torgl) fell into a drum of toxic waste to emerge as the Toxic Avenger.
Little else is know about the reboot of the horror-comedy, which spawned the sequels The Toxic Avenger II, The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. Troma Entertainment founder Lloyd Kaufman will executive produce along with his co-director of the original film, Michael Herz. Archer creators Mike Arnold and Chris Poole will be penning the script. No release date has been confirmed.
Check back with Horror News Network as we report further updates on The Toxic Avenger remake. What are your thoughts on this fan favorite getting the reboot treatment?