Pink Helms “Toxic Avenger” Remake

Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Accepted”) is set to direct a remake of 1984 Troma Films cult classic “The Toxic Avenger” for Original Media reports Deadline.

The original followed a mop-wielding simpleton who is tossed into a vat of toxic waste by bullying gym thugs. Transformed into a muscular but misshapen mutant, he sets out to get revenge on New Jersey polluters and manages to score the attention of some hot babes along the way.

Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell will pen the script while Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin will produce.