Three years ago, we heard the director of Hot Tub Time Machine (Steve Pink) would be directing and co-writing a remake of Troma’s 1984 cult classic The Toxic Avenger. Now Variety reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in negotiations to star. Since the lead in The Toxic Avenger was a weak teenager who becomes a deformed hero with superhuman strength after exposure to toxic waste, how would Arnold Schwarzenegger figure into this?
In a cheeky nod to his “Terminator days,” Schwarzenegger will play “The Exterminator,” a former black ops agent who trains the protagonist to use his powers for good. Together they take on the lurking menace created by the polluters, as well the polluters themselves. [The Wrap]
So the bulked-up dude with a face that looks kind of melted is going to mentor the bulked-up dude with a face that looks kind of melted? Sensible. But I’d still rather watch 90 minutes of Will Sasso’s imitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger driving.
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