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Kevin Bacon is the latest to join the cast of the Toxic Avenger, Legendary’s reboot of the 1984 film from schlock movie house Troma Entertainment.

Bacon joins the likes of Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige.  Bacon is set to play a slick and over the top villain with Peter Dinklage headlining as the hero.

Production is set to begin in June in Bulgaria with Macon Blair writing the script and directing.

The plot consists of a struggling everyman who, when pushed into a vat of toxic waste, is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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I have super high hopes for this movie Macon Blair is great, he hasn't directed a ton but I Don't Feel At Home.. was a great movie, He has done writing for great movies Hold The Dark, plus hes great in Blue Ruin and Green Room, and with Peter Dinklage and now Kevin Bacon, I'm stoked!

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Deadline is reporting that Julia Davis and Elijah Wood have joined the cast for the new Toxic Avenger, Legendary’s reboot of the 1984 film from schlock movie house Troma Entertainment.  This is coming off the news that Kevin Bacon was cast as the villain for the movie.

Bacon, Davis and Wood join the cast of Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige.

Production is set to begin in June in Bulgaria with Macon Blair writing the script and directing.   Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.

The plot consists of a struggling everyman who, when pushed into a vat of toxic waste, is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.

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While Elijah was surprisingly creepy and scary in Sin City, I'm not getting a good vibe from anything else in this film. All it's gonna be is a total realignment of what was a good cult classic which they're just gonna fill with a lot of mainstream social/political crap. They'll probably do the Child's Play thing and just change the entire premise of the movie and make it all about Male Toxicity.

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3 hours ago, Zerzar999 said:

While Elijah was surprisingly creepy and scary in Sin City, I'm not getting a good vibe from anything else in this film. All it's gonna be is a total realignment of what was a good cult classic which they're just gonna fill with a lot of mainstream social/political crap. They'll probably do the Child's Play thing and just change the entire premise of the movie and make it all about Male Toxicity.

Eh... The entire original movie is filled with social/political crap. Literally, EVERY Troma movie is. And the plot of the Toxic Avenger is also literally about male toxicity. That's the entire plot. Revenge on toxic males with... Toxic waste. Sometimes people miss the messages in Troma films because they're often done with such crude tactics, but they're covered in them.

That said, nothing about this remake seems to make sense. Maybe it'll be good, here's hoping, lotta talent involved but it certainly feels like it's going to stray far away from the Toxie I know and love and there's no bigger Toxie fan than me.

Is Dinklage going to grow? Is Melvin going to be a little person and that's why he's singled out? It's all a little baffling.

I almost wonder if they're going to go in an entirely different direction and Dinklage is going to be a relatively normal person but he turns into some kind of hideous monster, but less like Toxie and more like some kinda giant CGI thing with tentacles or something. Seems to be leaning more into the horror aspect than what Toxie became. But again, all just speculation at this point.

Hopefully it gets Troma enough cash and clout to finally make Toxic Avenger 5.

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I'm very curious to see what this movie will be like, as the original is so low budget schlock, which is great, but the big names coming to this make me intrigued.

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