The Toxic Avenger Getting a 'Green' Family Friendly Remake
by Alex Billington
April 6, 2010
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.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on Apr 6, 2010
its was also a kids TV show.
Zimb on Apr 6, 2010
It's prolly more closer to the cartoon that came out a long time ago . I liked that cartoon
Superchyle on Apr 6, 2010
Just leave SGT KABUKI MAN alone !!!
CORNBOY on Apr 6, 2010
Well since it will have a 'green' message this idea can burn in hell.
DiR3cT on Apr 6, 2010
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...
tra la la la la di da on Apr 6, 2010
My Tromatons are acting up.
Mega Jet Jaguar on Apr 6, 2010
ha...hahahaha....ahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!!! F A I L
Xerxex on Apr 6, 2010
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?!?!?
d on Apr 6, 2010
They should get Sam Worthington for the role. 🙂 Straight to Syfy Channel.
Frightened Inmate #2 on Apr 6, 2010
WOH! ALEX! The Mask is always amazing
DoomCanoe on Apr 6, 2010
Alex The Mask was fucking awesome.
Xerxex on Apr 6, 2010
Damn, that looks like your mom.
Peabody's Gay on Apr 7, 2010
no,don't make it family freindly.
DEADPOOL 72 on Apr 7, 2010
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.
Trip on Apr 7, 2010
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.
Nada Nuff on Apr 7, 2010
Alex the Mask is really good! And Cameron Diaz looks really hot in that movie
Quaked2023 on Apr 7, 2010
fucking stupid. fuck the green movement.
Colt on Apr 7, 2010
Spider94 on Apr 7, 2010
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.
twittwit on Apr 7, 2010
I dont care if they have a Green bowel movement, but taking away a R rating takes away what makes Toxic Avenger great
L on Apr 7, 2010
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.
SlashBeast on Apr 12, 2010
Toxic Avenger without titties is like Iron Man without alcohol.
Homo the Clown on Jul 18, 2010
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.
Da Man on Jul 28, 2010
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