Take this with a grain of salt or a dash of pepper if you will, but it’s being reported by It’s On The Grid that John Travolta is attached to star in the remake of Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 B-Movie classic, The Toxic Avenger. Director Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is scheduled to be behind the camera with Lloyd Kaufman contributing as producer and writer as well. If true, this would be some of the most interesting movie news to “come out” in awhile.
Now I for one would welcome John Travolta to Tromaville. The burning question on everyone’s mind though would be: who would he play in this toxic remake? Would he be man enough to grab the big mop and portray our hero Toxie? Or possibly transform, accent and all, into stereotypical Irish cop, Officer O’Clancy? Better yet….and this would be a stretch of course for more than one reason….but maybe Johnny Boy could be the leader of the street toughs who cause chaos and offer up hilarious dialogue in the restaurant scene. There would be some pigment issues, but he could step into and try to fill the big army shoes of Frank. I think he could “pull it off”!
Let’s wait and see if this rumor/news gets verified before we start planning our Travolta Troma party. In the meantime, go back and watch the original Toxic Avenger to see low budget/b-movie perfection at it’s finest. Just don’t watch Part 2. Seriously. Don’t do it. And while we’re at it – don’t watch Hairspray or you’ll be subjected to this: