Talks of a remake of 'The Toxic Avenger' started gaining ground earlier this Spring when Original Media, a production shingle run by Charlie Corwin, Richard Saperstein and Akiva Goldsman, acquired the rights to Troma Films' most iconic character. After the acquisition, as is the norm with deals like this, progress exited the public eye for a few months. Now it's back in the news thanks to Deadline revealing that 'Hot Tub Time Machine' director Steve Pink will be the one bossing around the mop-wielding crusader on set.

Pink, who also wrote 'High Fidelity' and 'Grosse Point Blank,' is certainly a capable match for the material, but it's hard to imagine that anyone is going to be super excited about this news. If you're a big fan of Troma and 'The Toxic Avenger' chances are you have almost no desire to see anyone else take up the Toxie mantle. The reason the original films have a cult following is because of how defiantly counter-culture they were. To have someone like Akiva Goldsman on board as a producer kind of negates all of the non-mainstream good will Troma has cultivated with film geeks over the years.

Fortunately Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, who directed the original film, will be on board Pink's film as executive producers, so fans may not need to light their torches too quickly. When they hear what Pink has to say about the film, however, things may get lit on fire:
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