Legendary Pictures shows off a first look at The Toxic Avenger movie as a teaser trailer has been released which stars Peter Dinklage as the titular character.
“Eyewitnesses share an exclusive first peek at The Toxic Avenger!!” teases the video. “A horrible toxic accident transforms downtrodden janitor, Winston Gooze into a new evolution of hero: The Toxic Avenger.”
Watch the Red Band (mature) trailer below.
What is The Toxic Avenger about?
The flick follows Dinklage as downtrodden janitor Winston Gooze who is involved in a horrible toxic accident that transforms Gooze into a new evolution of hero: THE TOXIC AVENGER!
Now wielding a glowing mop with super-human strength, he must race against time to save his son and stop a ruthless and power-hungry tyrant bent on harnessing toxic superpowers to strengthen his polluted empire.
Elija Wood plays a villain named Fritz Garbinger, with Kevin Bacon playing his brother, corporate overlord Bob Garbinger, who have a gang of dangerous lunatics at their disposal known as Killer Nutz, comprised of murderers and musicians.
Taylour Paige is also playing JJ Doherty, described as part investigative reporter and part vigilante detective, and Jacob Tremblay is playing Dinklage’s stepson Wade, described as a special kid who’s sweet but he’s got some anxiety issue that is all compounded by this lack of connection with his new father.
The film is written and directed and also stars Macon Blair, with Sarah Niles, Julian Kostov, and Jane Levy.
The Toxic Avenger synopsis:
Here is the official synopsis:
A fan favorite is reborn as filmmaker Macon Blair brings the iconic mop wielding anti-hero back to the big screen in “The Toxic Avenger.” The film from Legendary Entertainment is a contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 comedic action hit, The Toxic Avenger, created by genre legend, Lloyd Kaufman.
Uniting an exciting critically acclaimed roster of beloved actors, the cast includes Emmy Award winner Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”), Critics Choice award winner Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Luca”), Independent Spirit Award winner, Taylour Paige (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Zola”); BAFTA award winner Julia Davis (“Sally4Ever,””Nighty Night,” “Run Rabbit Run”); Jonny Coyne (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) with SAG Award winner, Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” franchise, “Yellowjackets”) and Kevin Bacon (“City on A Hill”, “Footloose”).
The film follows the story of struggling everyman-janitor Winston Gooze, who is transformed by a horrible toxic accident into a new evolution of hero: THE TOXIC AVENGER! Now with super-human strength and wielding a glowing mop for his unconventional weapon, he must race against time to save his son and stop a ruthless and power-hungry corporate tyrant bent on harnessing toxic superpowers to strengthen his polluted empire.
Blair directed the film from a screenplay he wrote based on Lloyd Kaufman’s “The Toxic Avenger” (1984). The film is produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. The executive producers are Andrew Pfeffer, Jay Ashenfelter and Macon Blair with casting by Mark Bennett and Julie Harkin.
Blair’s collaborators behind the camera include Emmy Award winning director of photography, Dana Gonzalez; production designer Alexander Cameron; editors Brett W. Bachman and James Thomas; visual effects supervisor Chris Ritvo; costume designer Vanessa Porter; with music by Will Blair and Brooke Blair.
A Toxic World Deserves a Toxic Hero