Toxic Avenger Remake Receives An “R” Rating

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Toxic Avenger Remake Receives R Rating

‘The Toxic Avenger’ R Rating

The Toxic Avenger remake from Legendary Entertainment officially receives an ‘R’ Rating for strong violence and gore, language throughout, sexual references, and brief graphic nudity. Any horror movie fan knows a Troma film can’t exist without some gross-out violence and nudity.

This remake will act as a modern reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s cult classic action-comedy hit, The Toxic Avenger (1984). The original film is steeped in environmental themes and plays off the superhero genre in an almost satirical way. Headed by Macon Blair, the film will star Elijah Wood, Julia Davis, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon, Peter Dinklage, and Jacob Tremblay.

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The Toxic Avenger follows a struggling everyman who is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant monstrosity who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from the forces of corruption and greed. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.

The Toxic Avenger became successful after a long run as a midnight movie in New York City, leading to sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. The property also became a stage musical production, a children’s cartoon TV series, and a Marvel comic.

The Illuminerdi first reported Wood’s involvement, though he won’t be playing the villain as first reported; that role will be played by Kevin Bacon. As of now, there is no official release date slated.

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