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Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in 'Toxic Avenger'


toxic avengerVariety is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in the remake of The Toxic Avenger. Take that in for a second.

The Toxic Avenger is an 80s crapfest (meant in the kindest way possible) about a janitor who becomes a superhero after falling into a vat of toxic waste. Released in 1984 from Z-movie powerhouse Troma Entertainment, The Toxic Avenger was a theatrical bomb but a VHS cult phenomenon. Toxie soon became Troma's mascot, and eventually spawned several sequels, a musical, a cartoon, and lots of merch.

It is weird enough that they are remaking The Toxic Avenger - that would be like remaking (Plan 9 From Outer Space). But apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star. Weirder still... he won't be Toxie. According to Variety, "he’s in negotiations for another lead role in the reimagining of the 1980s cult pic."

So Schwarzenegger has gone from being a horrible politician (governor of California) to a horrible box-office draw (The Last Stand flopped at the box office) to a remake of a horrible (but awesome) movie. I'm not sure which way his career is going at this point.