‘Sausage Party’ Co-Director Conrad Vernon to Helm ‘Toxic Avenger’ Remake

Following the success of “Sausage Party,” co-director Conrad Vernon is tackling a cult classic, signing up to helm a remake of “The Toxic Avenger.”

Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape Entertainment, Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road and Charlie Corwin will produce. Mike Arnold and Chris Poole (“Archer”; “The Grackle”) are on board to rewrite the screenplay by Steve Pink and D.C. Mitchell.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Films, creators of the original franchise, will executive produce along with Bob Cooper and Alex Schwartz of Storyscape Entertainment, and Greg Lessans of Weed Road.

The movie, a re-imagining of Troma’s classic, tells the story of a New Jersey teenager whose accidental tumble into a vat of toxic waste turns him into a mutant superhero.

Conrad Vernon is a subversive comedic genius. He is the perfect director to bring this iconoclastic franchise back to life,” Saperstein said.

“The opportunity to re-imagine a favorite cult-classic from my high school years is an honor. Toxie is an underground icon. My favorite kind!” said Vernon.

Vernon is represented by UTA, Mosaic and Todd Stern. Arnold and Poole are repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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