If you needed proof that you just can't keep a good toxic mutant down, look no further than the latest news from Troma films. Toxie, the lovable hero of the first four Toxic Avenger films, is set to appear in a brand new title according to our friends at Bloody-Disgusting.

Troma boss Lloyd Kaufman made it official with the announcement that screenwriter Collyn McCoy will pen the latest adventure -- titled The Toxic Avenger: The Toxic Twins. McCoy caught Kaufman's eye when they met at Joe Dante's office, apparently -- which is cool on so many levels that I can't even begin to explain it. Kaufman had this to say about his new writer. "Collyn's unique talent will do more than justice to Troma's 35-year, no-compromises legacy of shit-disturbing movies of the future! His script will undoubtedly be 100% Grade-A Troma!"

The original Toxic Avenger made Troma a household name to fans of cult and trashy cinema back in 1986. While it's hardly the only iconic franchise in the company's stable (I have a fondness for Sgt. Kabukiman, personally), there's no doubt that the film and character have been largely responsible for Troma becoming one of the premiere names in B-movies.

No word yet on what The Toxic Avenger: The Toxic Twins will be about, but given that title it seems fairly safe to assume that we'll be seeing some of Toxie's offspring. I'm certainly down for that.
categories Movies, Horror