Conrad Vernon To Direct Toxic Avenger Remake

ToxicConrad 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.

[Source: Deadline]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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