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Greetings from Tromaville!
The recent announcement by the producers of the forthcoming remake of Troma’s 1983 classic, The Toxic Avenger, has caused quite a stir among my fans on film forums, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and social networking sites around the world. Some fans have been understanding of the fact that a mainstream remake of The Toxic Avenger will expose millions of new people to the world of Troma. Other fans have suggested that I have in some way sold out or am being taken advantage of, neither of which is the case. The Toxic Avenger remake will bring Troma Entertainment a big fat check, which will allow us to continue to bring you visionary “movies of the future!” 25 years from now these Troma movies will be remade! And don’t forget, folks, I am currently working on The Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger Part V, which will be “100% grade A Troma.”
For those of you who are attacking me because there is going to be a Toxic Avenger remake, please study your film history. Just because there is a remake of a movie, does not mean that the remake has to suck ass. In fact, there have been excellent remakes that have been as good as or even better than the original. A Star is Born, directed by George Cukor, is much better than the previous two classic iterations. Who can argue that the remake of All Quiet on the Western Front (with sound) is not better than the original (silent)? Examples of remakes that have certainly done justice to the original versions are His Girl Friday, The Fly, The Thing, The Last House on the Left, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet, and, of course, Strap-On Sally in 3-D.
Also, I am very appreciative of many who are lobbying on-line for me to direct Toxie’s remake, but I think I will be much more effective working on The Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger Part V.
Once again, I want to say thank you to our fans for supporting Troma Entertainment for over 35 years! I am certain that there would never have been a whisper of a remake of a movie in which a young boy’s head is squashed by the wheel of an automobile, a woman is masturbating to a picture of said boy’s squashed head, and a blind gyno’s dog is being blown away by a shotgun, had you fans not made The Toxic Avenger a world-wide phenomenon, despite the fact that it came from deep down in the underground.
Above all, remember, Toxie loves you!
President, Troma Entertainment, inc. and Creator of the Toxic Avenger