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Arnie to star in 80s B-movie remake

May 14th, 2013 by bash Comments


Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in a remake of the 1984 cult classic The Toxic Avenger.

The original film featured nerdy janitor Melvin (Mark Torgl) being tossed into a barrel of nuclear waste by a pack of bullies. He then became the hideous, yet superpowered Toxic Avenger (Mitch Cohen).

Schwarzenegger will take on the role of “The Exterminator”, a former black ops agent, who trains Toxie to use his powers for good. Together they take on the lurking menace created by the polluters, and the polluters themselves. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) will direct.

John Travolta has previously been rumored for the role of the actual Toxic Avenger, but there’s no word on his involvement at the moment. Pink wrote the script with Daniel C. Mitchell, and the pic is eyeing a fall production start date.

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