Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, Green Room) is directing a remake of Troma’s The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Entertainment, and we’ve learned that filming has now wrapped.
Writer/Director Blair himself made the announcement this afternoon on Twitter. Find the tweet below.
In the 1984 original, directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz:
“The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.”
“A contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s successful 1984 low-budget action-comedy hit, The Toxic Avenger is steeped in environmental themes and subverts the superhero genre in the vein of Deadpool. When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed,” Deadline previously detailed of the upcoming remake.
The cast for The Toxic Avenger is stacked; it stars Elijah Wood (Maniac, Come to Daddy), Julia Davis (Sally4Ever), Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Kevin Bacon, Peter Dinklage, and Jacob Tremblay!
Macon Blair recently starred in the Swamp Thing tv series and The Hunt, and wrote/directed I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, which also starred Wood.
Kaufman and Herz will produce the new take on Troma’s classic.
— MaconBlairAlso (@AlsoBlair) August 13, 2021