The Toxic Avenger Getting a 'Green' Family Friendly Remake

April 6, 2010

The Toxic Avenger

Another day, another remake. And this isn't a joke. I never thought we'd see The Toxic Avenger remade, but alas it is, and not in the way you think. Deadline reports that Original Media, Endemol, and producers Akiva Goldsman & Richard Saperstein, are teaming up for a remake of The Toxic Avenger, the 1984 Troma comedy cult classic about a mop-wielding radioactive superhero who wreaks havoc on polluters in Jersey. Believe it or not, this remake will turn "Toxie" into a "green superhero for these environmentally conscious times" and also be "a family friendly PG-13 action comedy akin to The Mask." Wow this just sounds awful.

The Toxic Avenger is, simply, the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The effects turn the local mop boy into the local superhero, the savior of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. For those who may be upset that they're remaking it with green sensibilities and a family friendly attitude, don't forget that the film was already turned into a musical in 2008, although that may not mean much. Plus, it's a campy cult classic, so why does it matter what they do with it? Oh right, because this just sounds like a terrible idea. I even re-watched The Mask recently and that didn't hold up either. Oh well.

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  • Dave Lister, J.M.C.
  • Zimb
    its was also a kids TV show.
  • Superchyle
    It's prolly more closer to the cartoon that came out a long time ago . I liked that cartoon
    Just leave SGT KABUKI MAN alone !!!
  • DiR3cT
    Well since it will have a 'green' message this idea can burn in hell.
  • tra la la la la di da
    Um....did we forget the cartoon that kids love and watch? Yeah, get with the picture that this is not insanely out there but makes sense. A remake, no. But being family oriented, yeah...
  • Mega Jet Jaguar
    My Tromatons are acting up.
  • Xerxex
    ha...hahahaha....ahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!! F A I L
  • d
    haha omg next there gonna remake Class of Nuke'um High with a message to have teens steer clear of sex and drugs... o wait wasnt that the first one?!?!?
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    They should get Sam Worthington for the role. :) Straight to Syfy Channel.
  • DoomCanoe
    WOH! ALEX! The Mask is always amazing
  • ^ I knew someone was going to call me out about The Mask. :) Like I said, I re-watched it a few months ago, and I realized that a) I still really hate Cameron Diaz and b) that movie wasn't really that good.
  • Xerxex
    Alex The Mask was fucking awesome.
  • Peabody's Gay
    Damn, that looks like your mom.
    no,don't make it family freindly.
  • Trip
    I saw the Off-Broadway play and it was hysterical. It basically made fun of its self... I hope they carry that theme into the movie remake.
  • Nada Nuff
    A film student could turn out a movie--any movie--that's better than anything put out by Tromaville. This is a pass for me.
  • Quaked2023
    Alex the Mask is really good! And Cameron Diaz looks really hot in that movie
  • Colt
    fucking stupid. fuck the green movement.
  • Spider94
  • twittwit
    Didn't they already make The Toxic Avenger more family-friendly in the subsequent TROMA sequels? Not to mention that they also cut some of the best scenes from the original in later commercial releases and distribution. If anything, I wouldn't mind seeing a 'Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD' remake. It's such an awsome and crazy concept but was so poorly executed, even for TROMA.
  • L
    I dont care if they have a Green bowel movement, but taking away a R rating takes away what makes Toxic Avenger great
  • SlashBeast
    This is hardly anything bad. The Mask completely changed the film version from the source material and was a better film because of it. The original comics were truthfully quite poor. This is no different.
  • Homo the Clown
    Toxic Avenger without titties is like Iron Man without alcohol.
  • Da Man
    Remember that scene in the first Toxic Avenger where he picked up some gangster, dropped him face first into a trash can, and, while his legs were sticking out and kicking around, he punched the dude like eleven times in the balls? Classic.




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