Toxic Avenger Reboot Spans Multiple Timelines

Macon Blair, the director of Legendary’s reboot of The Toxic Avenger, said the film will be set in both the past and the present day.

Macon Blair, the director of the next reboot of Troma’s The toxic avengerrevealed that the film would take place on more than one timeline.

In an interview with bloody moviesBlair was asked if the reboot would be a period piece or if it would tell a more modern story, to which he replied that the reboot would be “a bit of both”.

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It was confirmed in November 2020 that Peter Dinklage would star in Legendary’s remake of The toxic avenger. the game of thrones will play Melvin Ferd, a harassed janitor who falls into a pile of toxic waste and transforms into Toxie, a deformed superhuman vigilante who defends Tromaville against evildoers.


In a recent interview, Dinklage said the reboot would be as “deranged and depraved” as the 1984 cult classic/horror-comedy. “It’s not a remake,” he explained. “I just like guerrilla cinema. These movies – they just do them no matter what. They just did it because they like to do it. Some of them aren’t the best, but some are so much fun. When you make films that are too clean, it can drive audiences away. They want to feel the dirt under their fingernails. I think those Troma films definitely threw audiences into toxic waste.”

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The toxic avenger created in 1984 by B film studio Troma Entertainment, co-directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. The film tells the story of Melvin, a nerdy janitor who was pushed into a vat of toxic waste. While the fall left him mutated and grotesque, the toxic waste gave him superhuman strength, allowing him to exact revenge on his tormentors and protect Tromaville, New Jersey. The Toxic Avenger was a hit for Troma Entertainment, spawning a franchise that included three sequels, a Marvel Comics series, a children’s cartoon, action figures, a video game, and a musical. Legendary secured the rights to the Toxie character in 2018 and Kaufman, who also served as the film’s co-writer and co-founder of Troma, and Herz will serve as the film’s producers.


“I read the script and it’s better than the original,” Kaufman said in a previous interview. “Macon Blair knows Troma better than I do. He’s seen it all. He’s seen the cartoon, he’s seen the Halloween special… And he loves our movies like The Troma War and firmer terror… He knows Troma’s sense of humor, the combination of slapstick and satire with the theme of the environment.”

Dinklage will be joined by fellow cast members Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Elijah Wood, Kevin Bacon and Julia Davis. Manufacturing on the Toxic Avenger wrapped in August 2021, but the reboot doesn’t yet have a release date.


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Source: bloody movies

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