Last year, movie enthusiasts around the world couldn't help but SMILE as Fantastic Fest kicked off with a bang. It was a cinematic celebration that brought us joy and excitement, setting the stage for what we thought was an unforgettable experience. Fast forward to this year, and Fantastic Fest is back with something entirely different in mind – something "toxic." Yes, we're talking about Macon Blair's highly anticipated remake of "The Toxic Avenger." Legendary Pictures has just dropped some sneak-peek images that have us all buzzing with anticipation. Get ready for a toxic dose of nostalgia and newness as we delve into what's in store for us in this revamped cult classic.
"The Toxic Avenger" has long held a special place in the hearts of cult film aficionados. Known for its quirky charm and outlandish characters, the original movie became an underground sensation. But this time, it's back with a big-time budget and an all-star cast, promising to take the cult classic to new heights.
The cast of the new "Toxic Avenger" is nothing short of star-studded. With names like Peter Dinklage, Jack Trembley, Julia Davis, and Kevin Bacon gracing the screen, it's safe to say that this movie has drawn some serious talent. Each of these actors brings their unique flair to the characters, promising a refreshing take on the beloved roles.
The big question remains: Can this remake capture the charm and magic of the original? Tomorrow, we'll finally get our answer as Fantastic Fest presents the screening of "The Toxic Avenger." Fans and newcomers alike are eagerly awaiting this cinematic spectacle, hoping it lives up to the legacy of its predecessor.
As soon as we've had the chance to soak in the toxic goodness of Macon Blair's remake, we'll be back with a comprehensive review. We'll dissect the film, assess the performances, and determine if it's a worthy successor to the cult classic we all know and love.
Fantastic Fest is back, and this time, it's going "toxic" in the best way possible. With a fantastic cast and the promise of a fresh take on a beloved classic, "The Toxic Avenger" remake has the potential to be a cinematic event to remember. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates, and get ready to dive into the world of toxic fun like never before!
A fan favorite is reborn as filmmaker Macon Blair brings the iconic mop wielding anti-hero back to the big screen in “The Toxic Avenger.” The film from Legendary Entertainment is a contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 comedic action hit, The Toxic Avenger, created by genre legend, Lloyd Kaufman.
Uniting an exciting critically acclaimed roster of beloved actors, the cast includes Emmy Award winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”), Critics Choice award winner Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Luca”), Independent Spirit Award winner, Taylour Paige (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Zola”); BAFTA award winner Julia Davis (“Sally4Ever,””Nighty Night,” “Run Rabbit Run”); Jonny Coyne (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) with SAG Award winner, Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” franchise, “Yellowjackets”) and Kevin Bacon (“City on A Hill”, “Footloose”).
The film follows the story of struggling everyman-janitor Winston Gooze, who is transformed by a horrible toxic accident into a new evolution of hero: THE TOXIC AVENGER! Now with super-human strength and wielding a glowing mop for his unconventional weapon, he must race against time to save his son and stop a ruthless and power-hungry corporate tyrant bent on harnessing toxic superpowers to strengthen his polluted empire.
Blair directed the film from a screenplay he wrote based on Lloyd Kaufman’s “The Toxic Avenger” (1984). The film is produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. The executive producers are Andrew Pfeffer, Jay Ashenfelter and Macon Blair with casting by Mark Bennett and Julie Harkin.
Blair’s collaborators behind the camera include Emmy Award winning director of photography, Dana Gonzalez; production designer Alexander Cameron; editors Brett W. Bachman and James Thomas; visual effects supervisor Chris Ritvo; costume designer Vanessa Porter; with music by Will Blair and Brooke Blair.
A Toxic World Deserves a Toxic Hero