Toxie's Back: Jacob Tremblay Joins Macon Blair's Toxic Avenger Remake

As we have talked about in the past, Troma's classic, The Toxic Avenger, has had a remake in the works for a long time. Earlier this year, Legendary Pictures announced that they acquired the rights to The Toxic Avenger and chose Macon Blair to write and direct their reboot of Troma's mascot. For while, there hasn't been a lot of news about the film with the exception of Peter Dinklage being confirmed to play Toxie. That is until now. 

Jacob Tremblay has signed on to join the film, playing the part of the Toxic Avenger's son.  The remake is described as a contemporary reimagining of the 1984 cult classic. The film will center on a struggling everyman, played by Dinklage, who is transformed into a mutant freak after being pushed into a vat of toxic waste and must become an underdog hero to save his son, his friends and the community from the forces of corruption and greed.

Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman created The Toxic Avenger in 1984 and the character quickly became the mascot and spokesperson for the subversive film company after it mysteriously had a terrific run as a midnight movie. Next came a slew of sequels and a kids animated cartoon and yes, even a Marvel comic. He's become an icon in the independent film world, carrying Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz to being the new Roger Corman. The reboot will be a joint project between Troma and Legendary with no release details being divulged as of yet but we will keep you updated.

-LO