Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to The Toxic Avenger, so expect a remake to be on the way. This news comes after we’ve been expecting a fifth instalment from the original franchise, so what’s going on with that?
Lloyd Kaufman previously told SFX magazine:
“The script is complete, and it will focus on Toxie’s two children who, 20 years after part four, have all grown up. And one has mutated into a very strange being. Toxie is going to go to Chernobyl in this one. It will cost just $100,000 – but I think it is the best one yet.”
In The Toxic Avenger, Melvin Ferd is transformed into mutated creature after falling into a vat of acid. It’s as silly as it sounds, but there was a certain amount of charm to its craziness.
There’s no word on who will direct or star in the reimagining, but we do hope it manages to embrace the original’s schlocky, fun and B-movie element.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)