GREEN ROOM's Macon Blair to Write And Direct THE TOXIC AVENGER
Well this is fun news.
Macon Blair, a regular staple of Jeremy Saulnier's films (Murder Party, Blue Ruin, Green Room and Hold the Dark), has further expanded his repertoire with writing gigs (Hold the Dark) and directing (I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore).
While primarily working within the realm of thrillers, his career will take more toxic turn this year. Variety is reporting that Blair has been hired to write and direct the reboot of cult favorite The Toxic Avenger for Legendary Pictures.
(Lloyd) Kaufman and (Michael) Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by bullies and lands in a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals cause him to transform into the Toxic Avenger, who has superhuman size and strength and stands up to bullies and corruption.Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing for Legendary.