There’s rumor floating around right now attaching John Travolta’s name to a planned remake of the Troma classic Toxic Avenger, which is a movie that focused on a mutated superhero in the same vein as The Mask, though not as campy.
The planned Toxic Avenger remake will be directed by Steve Pink, using a screenplay co-written with Daniel C. Mitchell. Charlie Corwin, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein, Lloyd Kaufman, and Michael Herz all produce.
The original (1986) synopsis:
“This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. Troma classic with good make-up effects and stunts, a pleasant surprise indeed.“