Arnold Schwarzenegger In Negotiations to Star in The Toxic Avenger Remake!

Chris Savage

schwarzeneggerOkay. Let me just check that again. Arnold Schwarzenegger, as in the dude that played The Terminator, took on the Predator and can even take on a whole army with nothing more than a scratch to show for it is set to star in the remake of The Toxic Avenger!? Well, so far it seems so.

We have just received details stating that the legend that is Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently in talks to star in the remake of The Toxic Avenger, which is being directed by Steve Pink. Now, I don’t know about you, but the thought of Arnold Schwarzenegger teaching Toxie how to use his powers for good, is just a freakin’ nerdgasm! I love both, and while I’m usually one to dismiss remakes, this just sounds like a whole lot of fun. I’m in!

From the Press Release:

Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger (TERMINATOR series, TOTAL RECALL) is in negotiations to star in writer/director Steve Pink’s (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 1 & 2) big budget action comedy THE TOXIC AVENGER produced by Akiva Goldsman (CONSTANTINE, I AM LEGEND, MR AND MRS SMITH), Richard Saperstein (HANCOCK, 1408, SE7EN), Charlie Corwin (HALF NELSON, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), Stephen Kessler, and Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL). Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will executive produce. The announcement was made today by International Film Trust’s (IFT) President Ariel Veneziano, who will handle all international rights to the film alongside IFT’s Head of Sales Christian de Gallegos.

Set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes 2013, THE TOXIC AVENGER is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start principal photography this fall.

Loosely based on Lloyd Kaufman’s classic Troma franchise, THE TOXIC AVENGER is the tale of a high-school kid who gets dunked in a vat of toxic waste by a corrupt chemical company. He survives the ordeal with one major side effect: Upon contact with toxic chemicals, he transforms into a monster with superhuman strength. Schwarzenegger would play “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.

“Moviegoers around the world were thrilled when Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to acting so effortlessly filling the gap that he left behind,” said producer and IFT co-founder Michael Benaroya. “He is the ultimate action hero with a natural comedic versatility and will be pitch perfect in The Toxic Avenger.”

“Our film is a perfect combination of commercial genre, star power, and award-winning filmmakers to set it apart from other titles on offer at Cannes this year. The Toxic Avenger is a blockbuster in waiting with franchise potential. The buyers will love it,” said IFT President Ariel Veneziano.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s role in James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR series solidified his place as one of the leading action hero actors with roles in blockbuster hits including PREDATOR, TOTAL RECALL, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, and TRUE LIES. Proving to be a multi-talented performer, Schwarzenegger crossed over into comedic roles with box office hits TWINS opposite Danny DeVito and Ivan Reitman’s KINDERGARTEN COP. After taking an extended break to become the Governor of California, Schwarzenegger returned to acting in 2012 with THE EXPENDABLES 2, which grossed over $300 million worldwide. He will next be seen in Summit Entertainment’s ESCAPE PLAN and Open Road Films’ TEN. He is represented by CAA and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Felmdman Schenkman & Goodman.



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      1. Jonathyn May 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Holy. Shit.
        This is the first time I’ve been excited about this remake.

      2. Noreen Khlaid May 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm

        oh yes it should be great,i like arnold s. the best action hero in the world.

      3. Dorian Rodriguez January 29, 2014 at 4:28 am

        What the fuck

      4. Nick Jensen January 29, 2014 at 4:32 am

        Awesome, he sounds just like Toxie!

      5. Enrique Cervantes January 29, 2014 at 4:33 am


      6. Gordon Kelsey January 29, 2014 at 4:34 am

        .?. Hmmm well I guess he would be a logical choice. Lol.

      7. John Brutal January 29, 2014 at 4:37 am

        Heard about this a while back hope it happens . Yalll yallll !

      8. Tom Timmer January 29, 2014 at 4:39 am

        Hell no… Uggh, now the guys at Troma are going to start pimping out there one of a kind original characters and stories.. Uuugh.. Truelly sad day… The Toxic Avenger should never be remade regardless of who directs or stars in it… UUUUGGHH.

      9. Pablo R. Firman January 29, 2014 at 4:42 am
      10. Adrian Ortmueller January 29, 2014 at 4:55 am

        hell yeah needs a remake as long as the dont stuff it up

      11. Kristen Fristed January 29, 2014 at 5:07 am

        im sorry but this looks like its gonna be killer!!! id love to see this movie as a remake!! provided they honor the original

      12. Dylan Fenn January 29, 2014 at 5:13 am

        Did anyone actually read the article. He won’t play toxie

      13. Tim Bearden January 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

        I thought this was already a go? This was news like a year ago.

      14. Topher Schick January 29, 2014 at 5:56 am

        AH YEAH!

      15. Dale Burden January 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

        The old Arnold maybe

      16. Justin Evans January 29, 2014 at 6:31 am

        I’m actually excited for this one!

      17. Hellsing ThirteenThirteen January 29, 2014 at 6:53 am

        I thought that he bowed out a year ago.

      18. NanaDonna Castello January 29, 2014 at 7:20 am

        Arnold needs the money. All that child support payments are killing him. He should have stayed faithful to his wife.

      19. Joseph Morales January 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

        Wyatt W. Barlup

      20. Daniel Taylor January 29, 2014 at 7:46 am

        He should play the Avenger. He is already all droopy and melted looking anyway.

      21. Steven Haar January 29, 2014 at 9:04 am

        And it’s going to be rated PG-13 :-(

      22. Andrew Sedlack January 29, 2014 at 9:51 am


      23. Roger Durkin January 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm


      24. Sean O'Donnell January 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

        The Toxic Avenger was an exercise in

      25. Sean O'Donnell January 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

        Over the top exploitation. No head crushing and disembowelment, no watchie!

      26. Danielle Foreman January 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm


      27. Annie Adamson January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Um no

      28. Annie Adamson January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

        Chris Santoro

      29. Tom Logan January 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        I was telling a mate of mine about the toxic avenger today. And then this. What are the odds?

      30. Lee Taylor January 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

        it’ll never happen anyway

      31. Gabriel Palma January 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        Marcos Ruiz this will be a trip!

      32. Chad Rogers January 30, 2014 at 3:12 am

        This looks like a couple of my ex girlfriends hahahaha