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?

Awesome EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Production Crew Parkas Have Been Recreated by Columbia!


Well, thanks to Columbia, fans will be able to own one because they’ve recreated the coat and will be selling it soon! These things aren’t cheap and will cost buyers $500 dollars, but I actually might be willing to drop that kind of money on one of these! That’s how much I love the design and how bad I want one!

Here’s the description that was released:

Vintage design meets modern technology in the limited edition Star Wars Empire™ Crew Parka, an officially-licensed jacket inspired by the coat worn by The Empire Strikes Back cast and crew while filming in sub-zero weather in Norway. Worthy of ice planet Hoth, the waterproof-breathable shell with Omni-Heat™ thermal-reflective lining and 200g insulation will keep you as warm as a Wookiee. Authentic details include a bold blue design with security stripes, Star Wars patches, geographical filming coordinates in the lining, and a customizable name plate on the chest pocket.

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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

What are your thoughts on Robert Schwentke helming a Snake Eyes movie? Give us your take in the comment section below!