Actor-turned-filmmaker Macon Blair (“I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore”) has been set to write and direct the reboot of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger” for Legendary Entertainment.
Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz produced the original 1984 low-budget B-movie comedy. The film series told the story of a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who becomes a disfigured radioactive hulking mess after falling into a vat of toxic waste. He then uses his newfound form to fight bullies and corruption.
The original film generated three film sequels, a stage musical production, a video game and a children’s TV cartoon. Legendary acquired the rights in December and have made the project a high priority.
Blair most recently penned Jeremy Saulnier’s “Hold the Dark”.