Troma cult classic Toxic Avenger burst onto the scene in the mid-80s, winning the hearts of odd horror lovers. And now, a new generation can fall in love with the crime-fighting mutant Toxie!
Led by Peter Dinklage as the titular toxic-filled avenger, Legendary’s The Toxic Avenger comes from director Macon Blair (recently seen acting in Oppenheimer) and looks to reinvent the story and character created by Troma Entertainment.
The 1984 original was directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman based on a story by Kaufman. It was the first in the franchise, leading to three film sequels, an animated series, and even a musical. This new installment is produced by Troma co-creators Kaufman & Herz.
In a new spread from Entertainment Weekly, we get new images of The Toxic Avenger cast ahead of its Fantastic Fest debut. Check out the images below…
“Set in a fantasy world following Winston, a stereotypical weakling who works as a janitor at Garb-X health club and is diagnosed with a terminal illness that can only be cured by an expensive treatment that his greedy, power-hungry employer refuses to pay for. After deciding to take matters into his own hands and rob his company, Winston falls into a pit of toxic waste and is transformed into a deformed monster that sets out to do good and get back at all the people who have wronged him.”
This film stars Peter Dinklage as “Toxie,” as well as Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Elijah Wood, and Kevin Bacon.
The Toxic Avenger is receiving its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, which runs September 21st to 28th.