THE TOXIC AVENGER Will Be Rebooted By Legendary Pictures

Troma Entertainment’s The Toxic Avenger has been on a road to getting rebooted. There have been people trying to get the film into production since 2010. The last we heard, Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon was attached to direct it from a script written by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine).

Now, according to Deadline, Legendary Entertainment has acquired feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger, and the directors of the original 1984 film Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers on the new film. There’s no word on if Vernon or Pink are still involved though.

The original film told the story of a bullied janitor who becomes a mutant superhero after falling into a vat of toxic waste and transforms into a radioactive hero, who stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal.

Over the years, there were reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered a role in the film back 2013. John Travolta was even rumored to be up for a role. Kevin Smith talked about how he was offered the opportunity to direct the reboot. He ended up jumping on board, but eventually dropped out over budget issues.

It’ll be interesting to see how this film project comes together. I enjoyed watching those old 80’s Troma horror films and The Toxic Avenger is definitely one of their more popular properties. It’ll be interesting to see what is being planned, but I hope that it at least embraces the cheesiness of the original movie.

What do you think about Legendary Pictures producing The Toxic Avenger reboot?

Robert Schwentke Eyed to Helm G.I. Joe Spinoff, Snake Eyes

Robert Schwentke Eyed to Helm Snake Eyes Spinoff for Paramount

Neither of the two G.I. Joe films were huge hits for Paramount. But perhaps a standalone feature centered on one of the team’s founding members will fare better. Variety reports that Robert Schwentke has entered talks to direct a Snake Eyes film for the studio.

Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake-Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit. Actor and stuntman Ray Park played Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Since the new film is rumored to be a reboot, it’s unlikely that Park will be reprising the role.

Last year, Paramount set a March 27, 2020 release date for a new G.I. Joe movie, but it’s unknown if Snake Eyes is in the film. Schwentke previously directed RED and R.I.P.D., both of which were based on existing comic books. He also helmed two installments in the Divergent series. His most recent effort is the German film The Captain, which was set during World War II and released last year. If Schwentke formally joins the project, he’ll be directing from a script written by Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos

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AMC is Reportedly Developing a BREAKING BAD Movie


It looks like The Walking Dead isn’t the only AMC property that is getting the movie treatment. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Breaking Bad is also getting a movie!

This might be a hard pill to swallow, but this might actually be happening as the information comes from the New Mexico Film Office.

The report goes on to say the the project is being developed under the name “Greenbrier,” and the story is said to centers around a kidnapped man making an escape.

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Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

AMC has announced the first projects in development from Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple for The Walking Dead Universe. A series of AMC Studios Original Films, starring Andrew Lincoln and written by Gimple, are planned to continue the story of Rick Grimes, with the first expected to begin production as early as 2019.

In Lincoln’s final appearance on the hit series The Walking Dead, the character of Rick Grimes is mortally wounded and last seen being flown away by helicopter to an unknown destination. The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.

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Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

Last night revealed that The Walking Dead’s universe is expanding in very ambitious ways. In the case of the series’ longest-tenured stars, this means behind-the-scenes contract renewals and salary negotiations. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have signed new deals with AMC that cover the next three years of the Walking Dead franchise.

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Producer David Heyman Confirms ‘Willy Wonka’ Movie Is a Prequel


The untold origin story behind one of the most iconic fictional characters in history is due to be revealed. We learned earlier this year that Warner Bros. was developing a Willy Wonka movie with Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King in talks to take the helm. At the time, plot details were unclear but we did know that Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman) was writing the script and David Heyman (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises) was producing. Continue reading

Tom Hanks Couldn’t Face The Crew of TOY STORY 4 Because it Was Too Emotional

We recently heard Toy Story star Tim Allen talk about getting emotional while working on Toy Story 4, and it looks like he’s not the only one. Co-star Tom Hanks has come on record talking about how emotional he was getting while working on the final scene of the film.

“It was the first time that we were going to be recording the end of the movie, and Toy Story [4] is going to have an impactful ending.

The way you record Toy Story, you’re in a room with the team that has created it. When I went in for my last day of recording, I wanted to have my back to them, because usually you’re facing him so he can look right up and you can talk about it.

I didn’t want to see them and pretended they couldn’t see me.”

Patrick Stewart To Play Bosley in The CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot

I know a lot of fans aren’t really excited about Elizabeth BanksCharlie’s Angels reboot but this new casting news might spark some interest in you. According to THR, Patrick Stewart is in final negotiations to take on the role of Bosley.

I love Patrick Stewart and the role of Bosley will certainly be an interesting one for him to take on. He will join the previously cast Kristen StewartNaomi Scott (Aladdin, Power Rangers) and Ella Balinska (Midsomer Murders).

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Is THE PREDATOR The Most Disappointing Movie Of 2018? One Minute Movie Review


New newest installment of the 31-year old sci-fi action franchise Predator is now in theaters, but does The Predator improve on the highly popular movies, or will the latest alien hunter movie leave fans wanting more?

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The Original Ending For THE PREDATOR Would Have Brought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch Back


I was not a big fan of the way that The Predator ended. It was laughably bad. The original ended that was written would have been much better because it would have brought back Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from the first film, Dutch. Unfortunately, it the role was too small for Schwarzenegger, so he passed on it, which was a bummer. Thanks to Birth Movies Death, we have some details on how that original ending would have played out. But first, I want to talk about the ending we see in the movie:

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