Okay, so let me get this straight...earlier this week, Slashfilm.com reported via Bloody Disgusting that John Travolta is reportedly interested in starring in a remake of The Toxic Avenger. Of course. Why not. Hollywood is so far out of ideas they are remaking shit at a record pace (Spider Man or Superman, anyone?), so this wouldn't really be all that surprising.
Granted, I know industry-tracking websites don't always have a positive win-loss record when it comes to shit like this, but still...Travolta in The Toxic Avenger? Maybe as a villain, because let's be honest- all the CGI in Hollywood won't pass Travolta for 98 lb weakling Melvin Ferd.
I'm just not really enthused about a large-budget remake/reboot/revisioning of this flick. The low-budget feel is a huge part the flick works so well (maybe not the sequels, but that's a story for another time), and I just can't help but think they would jump the shark or royally screw the pooch (and/or a masseuse) with this, especially with the idea of a less-violent, "family-friendly" movie (Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink is attached as writer/director on this)
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