Elijah Wood would have embarked The poisonous avenger, the next reboot of the cult film Troma in the works at Legendary Pictures. Previously, it had been announced that Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) would star as the new incarnation of the titular vigilante. An unconfirmed report from The Illuminerdi now states that Wood has been cast as the film’s villain, a corrupt executive, and the boss of the Dinklage character.
According to the report, here is the character description for the role Elijah wood He is said to play, “Leonine hair and weird plastic surgery. Evil shady company boss Garb X. He has no regard for the welfare of anyone except himself and goes on a murderous madness to become as powerful as Toxie is bolstered by his position among city officials, but in reality he lives in fear of the underworld gang to which he is indebted. “
While nothing has been confirmed at this point, the rumor is plausible given Wood’s relationship with reboot director Macon Blair. The couple previously collaborated on the Netflix movie I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore. After Peter Dinklage was cast for the lead role of Winston, the man who becomes Toxie following a chemical accident, Wood is also said to have taken to Twitter to express his excitement. It wouldn’t be surprising if he was also set to star in the film alongside Dinklage.
A new connection line for the reboot reads: “Based on the 1984 cult classic of the same name. Set in a fantasy world following Winston, a stereotypical weakling who works as a janitor at Garb-X Health Club and is diagnosed with a terminal illness that can only be cured with expensive treatment that his power-hungry, greedy employer refuses to pay.After deciding to take matters into his own hands and steal his business, Winston falls into a trash pit poisonous and transforms into a misshapen monster that sets out to do good and take revenge on all those who have wronged him. “
Meanwhile, Jacob Tremblay was also chosen for Winston’s son. The character’s origin story is very different from how he was presented in the original film, which starred Mark Torgl as Melvin Ferd, a single young man who still lives with his mother. The circumstances surrounding how he falls into toxic waste have also been altered, as in Melvin’s case it was a prank gone wrong. What Melvin and Winston from Dinklage have in common is that they both have janitorial jobs at a health club and are portrayed as weak until their respective transformation into a transferred vigilante.
The Toxic Avenger reboot would start filming later this month in Bulgaria. Macon Blair wrote the screenplay in addition to being a director. The original creators of Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment, are also on board as producers. A release date has yet to be set for the film, but if the rumors are correct, we’ll likely have more official information soon. This news was first published by The Illuminerdi.
Topics: The Toxic Avenger