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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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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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‘Toxic Avenger’ Movie in the Works at Legendary

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Legendary Entertainment is developing “The Toxic Avenger” as a movie after acquiring the feature film rights.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers. Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter will oversee 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 sequels “The Toxic Avenger Part II,” “The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie,” and “Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.” The property also became a stage musical production,
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Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark Trailer Swims in with Ferocious Bite

Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark Trailer Swims in with Ferocious Bite
The Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark trailer has arrived, bringing a new kind of superweapon to the forefront. Snow Shark director/writer/star Samuel Qualiana is going back to his shark roots with his new film, which has something for everyone. There's horror goodness, to comedy, to satire, and an awesome shark commando created by the Russians and Germans to fight a nuclear war. Snow Shark is highly regarded in the low-budget horror community and has already seen some of his influence take shape through Asylum's Avalanche Shark, which means that Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark could have some imitators in the near future as well.

Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark takes place In the post-apocalyptic future, where the world is still at war. The newly instated Soviet Russian Army has invaded the United States with the help of an evil German scientist, who has created an army of super human soldiers,
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Toxic Avenger 5 Is Finally Happening, New Details Revealed

Believe it or not, Toxic Avenger 5 is still happening. The Toxic Avenger first arrived on the scene back in 1984 and has been a surprisingly enduring franchise. The low-budget flicks have come courtesy of Troma Entertainment, famous for their B-movie, independent offerings. Now, Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has confirmed a fifth entry in the franchise is still on the way.

Lloyd Kaufman recently sat down for an interview with SFX Magazine and dished some details on Toxic Avenger 5. While there is no word on when we can expect to see it, as they are still working on getting the money issues ironed out, the script is done and he seems rather excited about what they've cooked up. Here's what Kaufman had to say about it.

"It's definitely coming. The problem is that we need to get our new Troma movie, Shakespeare's Shitstorm, which is our version of The Tempest, out into the
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Yes, Toxic Avenger 5 Is Happening, And The First Details Are In

If you were a kid in the ’80s or early ’90s, then you may remember how we were graced with animated series and toylines pertaining to franchises we were probably too young for. Seriously, my toy box included the likes of RoboCop, the Terminator, Rambo and even some of the Toxic Crusaders, a child-friendly take on Troma’s cult classic, The Toxic Avenger.

So, whether you’ve been on board with the live action flicks from the get-go, or saw one as a kid thinking it’d be like its animated counterpart and were instead treated to an unforgettable learning experience, you may be thrilled to learn that Toxic Avengers 5 is in the earliest stages of development – even if a remake of the original is said to be on the way as well.

When recently sitting down with SFX Magazine, Troma’s own Lloyd Kaufman had this offer regarding the
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Afm 2017 Exclusive: German Poster for Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV and New Film Announcement

Fresh out of Santa Monica’s American Film Market, we’ve got some news for all you Troma fans! I got the chance to sit down with Lloyd Kaufman, who not only gave me some fun information but also shared with us… Continue Reading →

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Toxic Avenger Remake Gets Sausage Party Director

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Toxic Avenger Remake Gets Sausage Party Director
After gestating in development for nearly six years, The Toxic Avenger remake is finally moving forward with a new director. Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the hit R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, has signed on to direct. Mike Arnold (Archer) and Chris Poole (The Grackle) have come aboard to rewrite the script for this long-awaited remake, which was first written by the project's original director, Steve Pink and D.C. Franklin.

Deadline says this new version is a more grounded and mainstream approach to The Toxic Avenger, which first hit theaters in 1984 from director Lloyd Kaufman. The story followed a New Jersey teenager named Melvin, a nerdy janitor who falls into a vat of hazardous waste, which transforms him into The Toxic Avenger. Here's what Conrad Vernon had to say in a statement about joining this project.

"The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor.
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On this day in pop culture history: the first ‘X-Men’ movie opened in theaters

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16 years ago today was (arguably) the beginning of the modern superhero movie era. Even if you give that distinction to Spider-Man or Iron Man, it’s undeniable that the first X-Men movie paved the way for the proliferation of caped heroes in Hollywood today. In 2000, the only other superhero movies released were negatively received comedies The Specials and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable — a superhero movie in a time before they could be baldfaced superhero movies. Now, everyone wants in on the superhero genre, which is now producing the buzziest and most lucrative blockbusters of 2016. The ninth and most recent X-Men movie, Apocalypse, ultimately delivered disappointing numbers in the ever-more-crowded superhero line-up, but that didn’t stop Fox from ordering a pilot for what looks to be a series based in the X-Men world. Other notable July 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1966:
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Get Your 20th Century Farcical Horror Film Fix With Troma’s New Subscription Service

In its effort to be the leading self-distributor of the digital media revolution, Vhx has signed up a shiny new partner to utilize the company’s Netflix-like subscription service platform. So, now would-be and hardcore fans of 1950’s farcical horror films who were looking for opportunities to binge have a perfect destination in Troma Now.

Troma is best known as the production company behind cult-classic B-movies like The Toxic Avenger and Mother’s Day, but the company has recently become a force of online video with an active and ever-growing YouTube channel (currently with over 119,000 subscribers) of Troma-styled videos and even full feature films.

Founded in 1974 by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma made its name with sex comedies like The First Turn On!! before its aforementioned, breakout hit The Toxic Avenger, which debuted in theaters in 1985 and has since inspired sequels, a TV series, and (maybe soon) a family-friendly remake.
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September 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Editor, Shocker, Friday the 13th Double Features

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September 8th is shaping up to be another great week for horror and sci-fi fans as we’ve got a lot of great home entertainment releases to look forward to. The good folks over at Scream Factory have two great releases coming out on Tuesday, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven’s Shocker and Astron-6’s comedic homage to Giallo films, The Editor. For all you Jason Voorhees die-hards out there, not only do you have a special 2-Disc Collector’s edition of Crystal Lake Memories to look forward to, the original Friday the 13th films are also getting re-released in several double feature packages on Tuesday.

Other notable releases for September 8th include Supernatural: Season 10, Dressed to Kill from Criterion, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and for those of you kids at heart out there, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is arriving on DVD as well.
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The Bottom Shelf: The Toxic Avenger Parts III and IV

Two outings for The Toxic Avenger and a surprisingly good vampire movie feature in this month's Bottom Shelf...

The advent of high definition technology has ushered in an era of unsurpassed quality in terms of the home-cinema experience. With TVs now able to match filmmakers' original visions closer than ever, the path has been cleared for the true maverick masters of cinema to shine on the small screen. Which brings us to Troma Entertainment head honchos Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, whose final two Toxic Avenger sequelsmake their way onto Blu-ray this month.

Not by any stretch of the imagination a pair of essential HD releases (you could argue the grainy footage of any Troma film is best viewed on ancient VHS), The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation Of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV are what they are: both the best and worst of Kaufman
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The Toxic Avenger III and IV Blu-ray details announced

After the success of the previous two Blu-ray releases, British distributors 88 Films have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of the cult films The Toxic Avenger: Part III and The Toxic Avenger: Part IV. The release will be available for purchase on January 26th in the UK.

Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Films established its first ever home-grown film franchise with 1984’s carnage-ridden classic The Toxic Avenger (1984). Gleefully gruesome and proudly featuring a frothy mix of bad taste comedy, bare breasts and brutalising set pieces, The Toxic Avenger story would continue in 1989 with the green gargantuan’s first follow-up adventure. A theatrical and VHS success, The Toxic Avenger II concluded with the promise of further sanguine-splashed fun – and series creator Lloyd Kaufman proved to be a man of his word. As such, just one year later, the eco-friendly crime-fighter made a celluloid comeback – this time with The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation Of Toxie.
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The early cinema of James Gunn

From Troma to Super, via Scooby Doo, we chart the movie career of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn...

Darling of outsider cinema turned blockbuster-building genius James Gunn is sure to have made millions of new fans in the last week alone. With August box office records broken by Guardians Of The Galaxy (Marvel’s off-world gamble and a wildly entertaining space-romp with heaps of heart written and directed by James Gunn - as if you didn’t know), he’s about to get a lot more phone calls than he did before. And he may have already been getting a fair few.

You don’t have to wait years for the already-announced sequel for your next dose of his unique brand of cinema though; he’s got a hefty CV that blends horror, hilarity and heroes in equal measure. Here’s our low-down on some of the highlights…
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Arnold Schwarzenegger lines up Toxic Avenger reboot

Actor in talks to star in remake of 1984 action comedy about mutated man who wreaks revenge on bullies

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in a remake of the classic 1984 cult film The Toxic Avenger, about a mutated hero who wreaks bloody revenge on his erstwhile tormentors, according to Variety.

Schwarzenegger's role remains unclear, but he will not be playing the title character. The Toxic Avenger is traditionally a seven-stone weakling who is transformed into a muscle-bound monstrosity after being dumped in a barrel of toxic waste by a gang of bullies. Lloyd Kaufman's original film was a flop upon release but subsequently gained huge popularity on the New York midnight screening circuit: three sequels eventually emerged, culminating in 2000's Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and there has also been a musical and a cartoon spin-off.

Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is taking charge of
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Horror Feature Film Online: Chop

Revenge is a dish best served cold … and sometimes without even knowing what the entrée is. In Chop, Will Keenan stars as a man being tortured — both psychologically and physically — by a mysterious stranger (Timothy Muskatell) who claims Keenan wronged him in the past, despite Keenan’s insistence that he simply doesn’t remember the dude. With no apologies forthcoming, Keenan is ordered to first dispatch certain family members, then pieces of his own body in Trent Haaga’s bloody horror comedy.

Chop is Haaga’s directing debut and, made in 2011, still his only directing credit. Also an actor, Haaga first worked with Keenan on the set of a pair of Troma films, Terror Firmer and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. They learned well under sensei Lloyd Kaufman with Chop being reasonably described as Troma-lite with a fun manic and absurdist tone with some fairly gory sequences.

The basic
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Ron Jeremy: Unconscious After Two Emergency Heart Surgeries

The world famous porn star is still unconscious, following his Jan. 30 hospitalization for a heart aneurysm, however, his two emergency surgeries ‘went smoothly.’

Ron Jeremy, also known as “The Hedgehog,” is recovering in Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai hospital, following Two emergency surgeries for a heart aneurysm. Ron, 59, checked himself into the hospital at 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, when he was experiencing severe chest pains, and doctors discovered an aneurysm close to his heart. He had emergency surgery later that day, which has been deemed successful, however, he is still unconscious. Read on for all the new details.

Ron Jeremy Unconscious Following Emergency Surgery

The “king of porn” is unconscious after he underwent two emergency surgeries to treat an aneurysm near his heart. Ron was “resting with complete privacy and no visitors” after procedures that “went smoothly,” his manager Mike Esterman told the New York Daily News.

It looks like
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Ron Jeremy Hospitalized — In Critical Condition Following Heart Aneurysm

The porn star was admitted to a California hospital on Jan. 29 and is now in critical condition following a heart aneurysm. So sad.

Ron Jeremy, also known as “The Hedgehog”, admitted himself to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai hospital following a heart aneurysm. Ron, 59, was suffering from chest pains on Jan. 29, and things became rapidly worse by Jan. 30. He is currently being prepped for surgery. Read on for all the details.

Ron Jeremy Suffers A Heart Aneurysm

Ron’s manager Mike Esterman spoke about his condition, and currently it is touch and go.

Ron drove himself to Cedars-Sinai hospital on Jan. 29 after experiencing severe chest pain, Mike tells TMZ. Doctors examined the him and discovered the aneurysm close to his heart.

Mike says that Ron’s condition’s worsened and he was transferred to the ICU, and he is having surgery on Jan. 30.

Ron’s Career

Ron is most famous for
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John Travolta attached to The Toxic Avenger remake?

There’s a chance we should take this one with a healthy dose of salt, but according to industry tracking website It’s On The Grid, John Travolta is attached to the title role in the proposed remake of the 1984 cult comedy-horror The Toxic Avenger, which is set to be directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) from a screenplay by Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell (Dead Last).

Originally released in 1984, The Toxic Avenger centres on a mild-mannered janitor who finds himself transformed into a mutated superhuman crime-fighter after falling into a vat of toxic waste. Produced and directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, The Toxic Avenger was an early hit for Troma Entertainment - with Toxie becoming the official mascot of the company) - and spawned the sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV,
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Special Features - A Brief History of Troma Entertainment

Luke Owen presents a brief history of the cult production and distribution company Troma Entertainment...

It’s a name that is synonymous among B-Movie horror fans with movies that more often than not fall into the “so bad they’re good” category. Since their inception in 1974, Troma Entertainment’s surreal look at cinema has led them to distribute 97 movies with only a handful actually being made by 'The House That Toxie Built'. Tomorrow, Arrow Films are re-releasing 3 of Troma’s back catalogue: Combat Shock, Class of Nuke ‘Em High and Surf Nazis Must Die on DVD and Blu-ray. So I thought it was about time I would take a look back at what Troma is all about.

Founded in 1974 by filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment started out life with the low budget sex comedies Squeeze Play!, Waitress!, Stuck on You! (which Kaufman states is his favourite) and The First Turn On!
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