Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) has signed on to direct a remake of the classic Troma Films schlock hero story The Toxic Avenger. The new film is being set up by Storyscape Entertainment and will include the original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz as executive producers.
The original 1984 film tells the tale of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a vat of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero… with a mop.
Vernon said of taking on the project:
The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor. Toxie is an underground icon. My favorite kind.