Last year, we learned that Legendary was developing a remake of Troma's flagship title, The Toxic Avenger, and Variety reports this afternoon that Macon Blair is on board to write and direct!
Blair is known for his roles in Blue Ruin and Green Room, he also wrote Netflix’s Hold the Dark and wrote/directed I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore.
In case you've never seen the 1984 classic (what planet are you from)...
“The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.”
The original film was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, and the duo will produce the remake alongside Legendary’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter.