Nov 7, 2010

Toxic Avenger Remake

image from Amazon

According to Geeks of Doom, the director of the hit comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, Steve Pink, will be directing and co-writing (with Daniel C. Mitchell) a remake of the big cult classic, The Toxic Avenger. I've never seen the Toxic Avenger myself but it is in my quest to do so, being both a fan of cult classics and vigilante super-heroics with anti-hero qualities. For those that aren't familiar with The Toxic Avenger at all, to my understanding he's a cross between the Frankenstein Monster and a dark-humored Captain Planet. His story is that of a janitor who falls into a vat of toxic waste that mutates him into a hideous, hulking form barely resembling a man. Obviously, like all radioactivity or toxicity, he gets super strength. He uses his new-found powers to wage war against corrupt politicians and polluters. Believe it or not, this character spawned five movies, a children's animated series, and a Marvel comic book series. With a concept this "green" to be made in today's culture this "green", I'm hoping Al Gore gets a place on the credits. I'm super serial.

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