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‘Mutant Blast’ Review: Dir. Fernando Alle [Frightfest 2019]

Mutant Blast review: The latest film from the house of Troma has arrived, and it’s an beautifully batty as you would hope.

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Troma is now 45 years old, and what a wonderful 45 years it has been. Mostly known for The Toxic Avenger and kickstarting James Gunn’s career, Troma has consistently offered up cheap, nasty, offensive cinema with plenty of gore, laughs, practical effects, and most of all passion. If you’re looking to get into Troma, they’ve uploaded a lot of their own back catalogue to YouTube. Mutant Blast continues the studio’s off the wall ideas, while also giving cinema-goers a rare dose of insane fun that any normal studio, script, or creative team would be too conservative to try.

Starting as it means to go one, Mutant Blast sees a very muscular gentleman known as Ts-347 (Joaquim Guerreiro) broken out of some kind
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Fear Twd Recap: Strand and Daniel's Tense Reunion — Plus, Who's Doomed!

Fear Twd Recap: Strand and Daniel's Tense Reunion — Plus, Who's Doomed!
Though questions still hang over Fear the Walking Dead like those zombie heads that our survivors keep finding dangling above them, Sunday’s episode provided at least a few answers — about the effects of radiation on walkers, about the new character that Galavant’s Karen David is playing and especially about whether Strand and Daniel’s reunion was going to go as badly as we’d anticipated. (Short answer: not really.) The hour also seemed to seal the fate of at least one unfortunate character. Which? Read on…

‘Just Know That I Tried’ | Since apparently there are no Post-Its left in the world,
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Troma Premieres New Mutant Blast Theatrical Trailer and Poster!

After over 45 years of disrupting the media, Troma explodes into 2019 with their latest production, Mutant Blast! After exploding in the ether with its thrilling, tromutant theatrical teaser and blasting minds and bodies of everyone who’s seen it, visionary director Fernando Alle and producer/creator of The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman have premiered the all-new brain crushing …

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Dustin Ferguson's retro-Epic “Moon of The Blood Beast” headed to VHS

Dustin Ferguson's retro-Epic “Moon of The Blood Beast” starring D.T. Carney, Vida Ghaffari, Dawna Lee Heising, Mike Ferguson, Alan Maxson and Alana Evans headed to VHS Award winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson announces plans to release newest film on various formats, including VHS. As production comes to an end on Ferguson's 70th feature film “Moon of The Blood Beast”, details emerge regarding the release. A limited edition VHS edition from Nemesis Video (who previously released Ferguson's “Blood Claws” and “Shockumentary”) will drop in the next couple months, followed by a streaming release through Troma Now (“The Toxic Avenger”). DVD details are still under wraps but they expect to have a release date soon. The film is about a small coastal town terrorized by the...

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Podtalk: Action Movie Villain Patrick Kilpatrick Pens New Memoir ‘Dying for a Living’

Chicago – What is it like to usually play the villain? Movie character actor Patrick Kilpatrick will tell you, in his new memoir entitled “Dying for a Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot.” Kilpatrick has over 170 movie credits, and the book is an insider’s view of a generation of action stars and TV/movie sets, including Stephen Spielberg’s “Minority Report” and shows like “Dark Angel,” as well as Bruce Willis (“Last Man Standing”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Eraser”).

Patrick Kilpatrick of ‘Dying for a Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot’

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Born in Virginia, Patrick Kilpatrick took a circular route to the big screen, graduating from the University of Richmond with an emphasis on English and History. After working in advertising and journalism – appearing in magazines as diverse as Modern Bride, Life and Playboy – he moonlighted as a bodyguard
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The Toxic Avenger big-budget reboot finds its director

Back in December it was announced that Legendary Entertainment is prepping a big budget reboot of Troma’s cult classic mutant superhero comedy franchise The Toxic Avenger, and now comes word that the project has found its director.

Variety is reporting that actor turned filmmaker Macon Blair has signed on to write and direct the new movie, which is being produced by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma along with Alex Garcia and Kay Ashenfelter for Legendary.

The original film, released in 1984, a mild-mannered janitor who finds himself transformed into a mutated superhuman crime-fighter after falling into a vat of toxic waste. An early success for Troma, it spawned three sequels – The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV – along with a stage musical, cartoon, and Marvel comic book series.

As yet, there’s no
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Filmmaker Macon Blair To Write & Direct ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Macon Blair is one of the more interesting up-and-coming filmmakers. After appearing in Jeremy Saulnier’s films “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” and writing “Hold the Dark,” the actor-turned-filmmaker went on to write and direct his own feature, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.” And if you take those four films as examples, it’s really difficult to pin down just what Blair’s sensibilities are, except to say that he loves taking genres and injecting his own, decidedly, fucked up style.

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Legendary's Reboot of The Toxic Avenger Will Be Written and Directed By Macon Blair

Actor Macon Blair has been hired by Legendary Pictures to direct their reboot of the 80’s cult classic The Toxic Avenger.

This is apparently a high priority project for Legendary. I have no idea if Blair is a good director or not. He recently directed the film I Don’t Feel At Home in This World, which I haven’t seen. But it’ll be interesting to see what he ends up doing with The Toxic Avenger.

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. After the transformation, he stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal.

The film has become a successful cult movie, but I wonder if audiences are ready for this grotesque mutant hero to make a comeback.

Over the years, there were reports that
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Legendary’s The Toxic Avenger Reboot to be Written and Directed by Macon Blair

Legendary Entertainment is taking a trip into Tromaville for a reboot of The Toxic Avenger, and Macon Blair is now in the driver's seat.

Variety reports that Macon Blair will write and direct a reboot of the cult classic Troma movie The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Entertainment, who acquired the feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger in late 2018.

Troma Entertainment's Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, who co-directed the original Toxic Avenger, will serve as executive producers on the reboot, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter supervising the project on behalf of Legendary.

Released in 1984, the original Toxic Avenger follows bullied janitor Melvin Ferd, who falls into toxic waste after being pursued by his tormentors, only to rise from certain death and transform into a disfigured defender of Tromaville. The film was followed by three sequels, a ’90s cartoon show, a stage musical, and a Marvel comic book series.
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Toxic Avenger Reboot Locks in I Don't Feel at Home Director Macon Blair

Legendary's The Toxic Avenger reboot has Green Room's Macon Blair attached to write and direct. The reboot was officially announced late last year and fans of the gross out hero were very excited to hear the news. Now, it appears that the project is finally moving forward with Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment set to produce along with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter of Legendary. 1984's The Toxic Avenger is often referred to as the movie that built the house of Troma, so the character is very near and dear to the hearts of Kaufman and Herz.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz produced The Toxic Avenger in 1984 and Kaufman couldn't be happier to be bringing the character back after a long absence, especially at Legendary. The origin story centers on a janitor who is chased out a second story window. He falls into a vat of toxic waste,
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Green Room's Macon Blair to Write And Direct The Toxic Avenger

Well this is fun news. Macon Blair, a regular staple of Jeremy Saulnier's films, has further expanded his repertoire with writing gigs (Hold the Dark) and directing (I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore). While primarily working within the realm of thrillers, his career will take more toxic turn this year. Variety is reporting that Blair has been hired to write and direct the reboot of cult favorite The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Pictures. (Lloyd) Kaufman and (Michael) Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by...

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‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot to Be Written and Directed by Macon Blair

‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot to Be Written and Directed by Macon Blair
Two years after making his directorial debut with “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” Macon Blair is stepping behind the camera for Legendary’s “Toxic Avenger” reboot. The actor-turned-filmmaker, whose on-screen resume includes everything from “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” to “The Florida Project” and “Logan Lucky,” will both write and direct. Variety first broke the news, including the fact that Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michel Herz are producing and Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter of Legendary are overseeing the project.

The former two also directed the 1984 original, a midnight-movie staple that was followed by the sequels “The Toxic Avenger Part II,” “The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie,” and “Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV”. “The Toxic Avenger” tells the tried-and-true story of a 98-pound janitor who falls into a vat of toxic waste (as you do) and, imbued with newfound powers,
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Legendary Taps Green Room’s Macon Blair To Helm The Toxic Avenger Reboot

Last December, it was reported that Legendary Entertainment had acquired the rights to The Toxic Avenger with plans for a reboot of the the horror-comedy property. And as per a new Variety report, it now seems that a writer and director has been found in one Macon Blair.

The star of Green Room might be better known for his acting career, but in 2017, Blair garnered strong reviews for his award-winning directorial feature debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The Toxic Avenger reboot, meanwhile, will be produced by Troma Entertainment founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz – who co-directed and co-produced the 1984 original – along with Legendary’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter.

While details on the reboot remain vague, the original Toxic Avenger told the knowingly ridiculous story of a mild-mannered janitor who developed superhuman size and strength after falling into a drum of toxic waste. The movie inspired three sequels,
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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)

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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)
Macon Blair has been tapped to write and direct Legendary’s reboot of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger,” sources tell Variety.

Legendary acquired the feature film rights in December and have quickly made the project a high priority at the studio. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing for Legendary.

Kaufman and Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by bullies and lands in a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals cause him to transform into the Toxic Avenger, who has superhuman size and strength and stands up to bullies and corruption.

The Toxic Avenger” became successful after a long run as a midnight movie in New York City, leading to the
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Legendary to remake The Toxic Avenger as a big budget franchise

THR is reporting that Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to Troma’s cult classic mutant superhero The Toxic Avenger, with plans to relaunch the property as a big-budget franchise.

The 1984 film centres on a mild-mannered janitor who finds himself transformed into a mutated superhuman crime-fighter after falling into a vat of toxic waste. The film proved an early hit for Troma Entertainment, and led to the sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.

A remake of The Toxic Avenger has been in the pipeline for a number of years, with Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) attached to direct at one point or another and both John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger linked to star.

As yet, Legendary is yet to attach a writer or director to the remake,
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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
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Toxic Avenger Reboot Is Happening at Legendary with Original Troma Team

Legendary Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the rights for a new The Toxic Avenger movie. The cult-classic franchise focuses on the iconic stereotype-defying superhero Toxie, who is disfigured and radioactive after falling into a vat of toxic waste. However, the best news about the new project is that Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers, which means that this should be right on par with the rest of the franchise and won't be like the new Child's Play remake that is being made without its creator.

The Toxic Avenger follows Tromaville, New Jersey's monstrous protector as an unorthodox hero. After falling into the toxic waste, he's transformed into a repulsive-yet-lovable mutant hero who stands up to bullies and corruption. Toxie is truly the hero that we all need right now. So far, Legendary and Troma have only announced their partnership and have not
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Toxic Avenger Franchise Lands at Legendary

Mike Cecchini Dec 11, 2018

It looks like we might be headed for a Toxic Avenger reboot.

Somehow, against all odds, nobody has managed to reboot The Toxic Avenger yet. Oh, there have been attempts. In 2013, Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached to join a Toxic Avenger reboot where he would play Toxie's heroic coach, "The Exterminator." Thankfully, that never happened.  More recently, Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon was working with writers Mike Arnold and Chris Poole (who were working off the Steve Pink/DC Mitchell draft that Arnie had been involved with) on another attempt to bring the character back to the big screen.

It would appear that all previous reboots have dissolved like so much flesh in a barrel of radioactive waste, though. Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to The Toxic Avenger franchise, so it's inevitable that we're going to see a new movie sooner or later. Maybe. After all,
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Legendary Entertainment Announces Toxic Avenger Remake

Several months ago, it was reported that Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment was moving forward with a fifth instalment in the Toxic Avenger series, with James Gunn of Guardians of the Galaxy fame said to be working on the script. And while it’s been mostly radio silence on the project since then, Bloody Disgusting’s now reporting that Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to the horror-comedy property with plans for a remake of the 1984 original.

Though details remain thin, it’s said that the original movie’s co-directors Kaufman and Michael Herz will produce the film alongside Legendary’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter, and given the studio’s blockbuster-oriented track record, we’re potentially looking at a pretty drastic reimagining of the franchise here.

To elaborate, much of the original movie’s charm came from its amateur, Diy feel. To the continued cult following of The Toxic Avenger,
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Legendary Just Acquired Feature Film Rights to Cult Franchise The Toxic Avenger

The studio behind Godzilla: King of the Monsters has zeroed in on another radioactive anti-hero to get behind. Today brings word that Legendary Entertainment has snatched up the feature film rights to the cult classic franchise The Toxic Avenger. (Just don’t expect any Godzilla vs Toxie crossovers!). The irreverent b-movie darling was released by Troma […] The post Legendary Just Acquired Feature Film Rights to Cult Franchise The Toxic Avenger appeared first on Dread Central.
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