Toxic Avenger to remade (I'm not kidding)!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    and its going to be PG-13. This ain't no late April Fool's joke, is it? :(
     
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    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Producer Akiva Goldsman was the writer on Batman & Robin. Fair warning.
     
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    Sorry, but this is my favorite movie of all time, so I had to do that.

    Plus it's my birthday today, so this is HORRIBLE birthday news!
     
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    As long as Troma is still going to make Toxie 5 I couldn't care less about this PG-13 remake.
     
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    I don't know exactly how all the legal processes or whatever work, but I'm really surprised that Troma, indie-all-about-the-art, sold out their flagship title to become something they should absolutely loathe; a watered down big budget remake. Guess we know where they stand now....
     
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    I'm guessing you haven;t heard of the Saturday morning cartoon The Toxic Crusaders or owned any of the action figures based on said cartoon. Kaufman like money as much as anybody else, and I'm sure if he had any other series that were recognizable by name, he would sell them to be remade as well.
     
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    Like Suspiria, I think the appeal of originals is in their execution and not in the actual story so much. Without the insane cinematography, lighting, music, and gore in Suspiria, what you have left is a paper thin story. Same goes for Toxie, once you remove the hilariously hammy acting, extreme gore, and overall sleaze factor, all you have is a lame story that borders on being preachy about environmentalism. This just won't work without Troma.
     
  10. KGBRadioMoskow

    KGBRadioMoskow Makes any meat boneless!

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    Could very well be they stand for getting a fat check cut so that...

    ...they can fund their next project from someone else pissing money down the remake drain. If that is the intent, it's a pretty shrewd move.
     
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    This is always what I've been saying that they should do. Basically "sell-out" once or twice and lend out a few of their properties so they could end up with a boatload of cash to make a movie or two of their own with much better production values, while at the same time retaining that zany and disgusting Troma attitude.
     
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    I think this could be good as long as they keep it gory and keep Toxie looking like a mutated freak.
     
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    Too bad they've already stated it's going to be PG-13 and a family friendly super hero film about the environment.
     
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    Loyd Kaufman is going to be at a film festival that I'm going to. So I know exactly what my question is going to be.

    Why?
     
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    Hope that helps
     
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    Could've done it without the photo but thanks anyways.
     
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    But why? The movie that pretty much put Troma on the map and they're making it kid friendly? What a disaster.
     
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    Well, it's not really Troma making this so it's kind of out of their hands.
     
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    My point is the studio should respect the films source material and stick to what made it a cult classic in the first place. It doesn't have to be stupid but they could at least keep it gory and market it towards adults and fans rather than families.
     
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    Please, nobody tell Zombie Dude that Santa Claus isn't real.
     

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