Troma Entertainment's Toxic Avenger has been optioned for a live-action film reboot from Legendary Entertainment. Although Troma will not be producing the film themselves, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are signed on as producers alongside Legendary's Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter.
The Toxic Avenger is a "repulsive-yet loveable mutant hero" created by Trauma, who debuted in his self-titled 1984 film. Three sequels were made, as were a stage musical, an animated series, a toy line, and a Marvel-licensed comic book.
Legendary has not announced casting, a director, or a release date.