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The 1985 cult favorite The Toxic Avenger was a huge hit for B-movie production company Troma Entertainment and spawned several sequels. The movie followed a wimpy janitor who, after accidentally falling into toxic waste, transforms into a superhuman creature. In April came the announcement that a reboot would turn Toxie into a "green superhero for these environmentally conscious times." Producer Akiva Goldsman and his production team have found a writer-director who can handle the challenge of bringing a campy, cult movie into modern times.
It seems that even B-movies are not immune from Hollywood's current fixation with rehashing and repackaging failed or forgotten franchises for a new audience. According to Deadline, Troma Entertainment's campy The Toxic Avenger is the latest movie property to be rebooted, courtesy of producers Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin of Corwin's Original Media. Deadline describes the new Toxic Avenger as "a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times."