AVENGER RE­ASSEM­BLED

Troma En­ter­tain­ment chief Lloyd Kauf­man con­firms that, yes, there will be a brand-new Toxic Avenger film com­ing to our screens...

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“It is def­i­nitely com­ing,” says Troma En­ter­tain­ment chief Lloyd Kauf­man of his splat­ter-su­per­hero se­ries which has been AWOL since the re­lease of Cit­i­zen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4 back in 2000. “The prob­lem is that we need to get our new Troma movie, Shake­speare’s Shit­storm, which is our ver­sion of The Tem­pest, out into the cinemas and on DVD so that we can get some money to­gether for it. This is a very am­bi­tious Toxic Avenger movie. The script is com­plete and it will fo­cus on Toxie’s two chil­dren who, 20 years after part four, have all grown up. And one has mu­tated into a very strange be­ing [laughs].”

Pressed for fur­ther de­tails Kauf­man states that fans can ex­pect more low-bud­get ac­tion with the usual Troma mix of girls, guts and grue­some gore. “Toxie is go­ing to go to Ch­er­nobyl in this one,” adds Kauf­man. “It will cost just $100,000 – but I think it is the best one yet. I have worked with [Guardians Of The Galaxy di­rec­tor] James Gunn and the script we have for The Toxic Avenger 5 is the finest I have read. It shows Toxie fight­ing the bu­reau­crats and the ob­nox­ious rich peo­ple who are harm­ing the peo­ple of Tro­mav­ille.” And as for the long-ges­tat­ing re­make, Kauf­man will only men­tion that it re­mains in de­vel­op­ment hell. “Con­rad Ver­non, who di­rected Shrek 2 and Sausage Party is at­tached,” he says. “I have spo­ken to him and he knows all the Troma movies and is a big fan. I think he re­ally un­der­stands The Toxic Avenger and I be­lieve he will bring a car­toon sen­si­bil­ity to it. This is his first live-ac­tion movie and we hope it gets rolling soon.” CW

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