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Peter Dinklage's The Toxic Avenger Reboot Gets Rated R For Gore And Graphic Nudity

Peter Dinklage's The Toxic Avenger Reboot Gets Rated R For Gore And Graphic Nudity

The film is based on a 1984 cult classic known for its grotesque sense of humour and almost hilariously over-the-top graphic violence.

Peter Dinklage's upcoming superhero comedy film The Toxic Avenger has been given a juicy R rating for gore and brief graphic nudity, according to IGN.

Move over Deadpool, there’s a new bad-hero in town. 

The Game of Thrones actor is set to star in the reboot of the 1984 cult film about a janitor, named Winston, who falls into a pit of toxic waste and is transformed into a deformed monster.

It’s categorised as a comedy-horror, but don’t worry, Dinklage will only be out to get all the people who have wronged him. 

The original film wasn’t as popular on release, however it turned into a cult classic for its grotesque sense of humour and almost hilariously over-the-top graphic violence.

The 1984 film has an approval rating of 70 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and has been described as: “A silly and ribald superhero spoof, Toxic Avenger's uninhibited humour hits more than it misses.”

Its deliberate low-budget charm is set to be replicated on a much larger scale - with some huge names set to be involved.

Dinklage will play The Toxic Avenger himself and will be joined by the likes of Elijah Wood, Kevin Bacon, Julia David, and Jacob Tremblay, who will play Winston’s son. 

Despite the all-star charm, The Toxic Avenger is set to keep its B-grade charm, if the synopsis is anything to go by.

It reads: “Based on the 1984 cult classic of the same name.

“Set in a fantasy world following Winston, a stereotypical weakling who works as a janitor at Garb-X health club and is diagnosed with a terminal illness that can only be cured by an expensive treatment that his greedy, power hungry employer refuses to pay for. 

“After deciding to take matters into his own hands and rob his company, Winston falls into a pit of toxic waste and is transformed into a deformed monster that sets out to do good and get back at all the people who have wronged him.”

The upcoming film will join other superhero movies such as Logan, Blade, The Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and Kick-Ass to be given a restricted rating. 

It’s been a long time coming as well, with a remake announced in 2010 that was aiming to be a more family-friendly, PG-13 type of release.

However, fast forward a few years and a few different cast and direction iterations and it was announced in 2018 that Legendary Pictures would reboot the cult classic.

In March 2019, it was announced Macon Blair would write and direct the reboot, with the original film producers Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz also serving as producers.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity