Schwarzenegger set for Toxic Avenger remake

News Simon Brew 14 May 2013 - 06:56
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables

Troma's The Toxic Avenger is getting a remake, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is signing up for a lead role...

Not discouraged by the commercial disappointment of The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger is lining up more movie projects to add to his slate. In his defence, The Last Stand is actually a really quite solid action movie, and its box office failure was something of a surprise. Still, Arnie is covering his bases somewhat by tackling a bunch of sequels to his previous hits in the year or two ahead.

But it looks like he's also adding the remake of The Toxic Avenger to his slate. The film has been in gestation for many years, with Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) long attached to direct. The original Troma movie came out in 1984, and it's a fair bet that this new version is going to cost a lot more.

Not least because Arnie does look like he's signing up for the film. He's set to play The Exterminator (yep) in the new film, a former black ops agent whose job it will be to train the movie's reluctant hero.

Production on the new film is expected to start in the autumn. Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, already has two films in the can: Escape Plan, with Sylvester Stallone, and Ten, alongside Sam Worthington.

The Wrap.

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Wasn't that long ago Escape Plan was called the Tomb. Oh well. Can't wait for Big, Smelly, Ugly Green Hero to come out

Sometimes you just read a title of something you had no idea that you needed in your life, and then the second you finish reading it you're just drooling everywhere. Take my money!!

As long as he makes that Conan movie that Verohoeven was gonna direct....

I wish the news would announce Terminator 5 and Conan 4 (yep I count Red Sonja as Conan 3)

Is it just me or does this sound like Arnie has just put a final nail in his acting career's coffin?

... And help train Toxie of course.

Certainly sounds like the downward slide has been well underway.

Arnie should only make one more film before retiring: King Conan, written and directed by Milius. Nothing else will do.

No way! This is freakin' genius.

I would have said the final shovel full of dirt ON the coffin.

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