Arnold Schwarzenegger to Play the Exterminator in 'The Toxic Avenger'
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks for Steve Pink's reboot of The Toxic Avenger, according to Variety. He will play the Exterminator, an ex-black ops agent who teams up with the title character and trains him to use his powers for good. Oh how the mighty has fallen.
The Toxic Avenger is a reboot of Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman's low budget 1984 movie of the same name. In the movie, a janitor at a health club fell into a drum of toxic waste and is transformed to the mop-welding Toxic Avenger. He uses his powers to fight a local crime boss and saves the town of Tromaville from his influences.
In the reboot, a high schooler is dunked in a vat of toxic waste, but he survives. However, every time he comes in contact with toxic chemicals, he transforms into a super-strong monster. The people behind a corrupt chemical company will be the villains this time around.
Steve Pink is attached to direct from a script he wrote with Daniel C. Mitchell, and cameras are scheduled to roll this fall.
Schwarzenegger's role is the only one filled so far; all the others have not been cast. With Schwarzenegger's involvement, they can bring on an unknown if they so choose for the title role. My vote goes to Jonah Hill. Who's yours?