Ben Skinner Staff Writer
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action star turned politician, is currently in talks to join the remake of the 1980’s cult classic The Toxic Avenger, according to Variety.
The 1984 film about a nerdy janitor from New Jersey who’s transformed into a crime fighting superhero after falling in a container of toxic sludge, was originally a critical flop that garnered a loyal following and increased popularity through midnight screenings and a bevy of sequels.
The reboot, helmed by Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink, is aiming for a wide release along with a presence at the annual Cannes International Film Festival which takes place every May in Cannes, France.
Avenger would not be Schwarzenegger’s first film outing since his role as Governor of California, in 2010 he returned to the silver screen in The Expendables, followed by a sequel two years later. The Terminator star also has a slew of projects in the works including a follow-up to Conan the Barbarian.
Avenger is being produced by Elysium films, with a script by Pink and Daniel C. Mitchell.