Peter Dinklage to star in legendary ‘Toxic Avenger’ reboot – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Peter Dinklage continues to build a solid cinematic slate in his post The iron Throne career and seems to have found his next big project. He should star in the new legendary Poisonous avenger movie. Macon Blair is on board to lead.
A contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 hit low budget action comedy, The poisonous avenger is steeped in environmental themes and subverts the genre of superheroes in the vein of Dead Pool. When a struggling man is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant monster who must go from evaded outcast to oppressed hero as he runs to save his son, friends and community from the forces of the corruption and greed. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma will be the producers.

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The poisonous avenger became a hit after a long run as a midnight film in New York City, leading to sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: Toxie’s Last Temptation, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. The property has also become a stage music production, a children’s cartoon television series and a Marvel comic book.

Dinklage has done a good job balancing fun tentpole photos with high-profile drama in recent years, even as he continued to rack up Emmys for his iconic role as Tyrion Lannister on I. Some of his recent movie credits include Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, X-Men: Days of Future Past, my dinner with HervĂ© and the thriller I care a lot, which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival with the Netflix landing distribution rights.

He is replaced by CAA and Jackoway Austen.

Blair made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Netflix release I don’t feel at home in this world Plus, with Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He was executive producer and starred in the 2013 Jeremy Saulnier film Blue ruin.


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