Legendary Entertainment’s reboot of THE TOXIC AVENGER is putting together a pretty interesting cast, and that momentum continues as THR has reported that Kevin Bacon has signed to play the “slippery“villain. I have to say, I love it!
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The contemporary reinvention of the Troma classic is slated to be written and directed by Macon Blair (I no longer feel at home in this world) and will follow a fighting man who is shoved into a vat of toxic waste and transforms into “a mutant monster who must go from a rejected outcast to a helpless hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.“Besides Kevin Bacon, the Toxic Avenger reboot also stars Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, and Taylour Paige. Production is scheduled to start later this month in Bulgaria.
The original low-budget comedy splatter film quickly became a cult classic upon its release in 1984 and spawned several sequels (The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part II: Toxie’s Last Temptation, Y Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV), an animated television series, a musical, and a video game. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma are on board to serve as producers for the reboot. Kevin Bacon can currently be seen starring alongside Aldis Hodge on Showtime. City on a hill, which was recently renewed for a third season.