Covering movies day in and day out means we hear all kinds of crazy casting rumors, but once in a while one comes along that’s so outrageous that it shocks even us. This is one of those instances.
We’ve known that a reboot of Troma’s cult classic The Toxic Avenger has been on the docket for some time now, though industry-tracking website It’s on the Grid has uncovered some interesting casting news relating to the in-development project, and it has to do with a big-name star being attached: John Travolta.
We have no idea who Travolta would play in a Toxic Avenger remake, but it’s fun to envision him dressing up as the title character. And who knows, in the aftermath of Hairspray, is a Travolta turn as the hideously deformed crime fighter buried under mountains of prosthetics and makeup really that much of a stretch?
We’re filing this one under rumor for the time being, because people get attached to projects all the time but then drop out for a variety of reasons – but if this somehow comes to pass we’d be even more excited for Toxie’s next outing than we already were.
If this should somehow fall apart, maybe Troma can hire Travolta to headline a Sgt. Kabukiman remake – we could totally see the actor in that part. [via Twitch]
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