After years of pushing for environmental legislation as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally decided to take real action against pollution by negotiating to star in a remake of The Toxic Avenger. It’s the first movement on the project since 2010, when we first heard about efforts from Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and producer Akiva Goldsman to remake the Troma film about a mutated nerd bent on grisly revenge, and turn it into a family-friendly, PG-13 comedy about “a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times,” when we’re all about recycling and scrubbing out R-rated, B-movie toxins.
Now Pink’s own environmental consciousness and ’80s fetishism could lead him to add Schwarzenegger as a character named "The Exterminator," a former black ops agent who helps the Toxic Avenger take on evil polluters, and helps Arnold Schwarzenegger fill 10 minutes of DVD commentary explaining how he went from being “The Terminator” to “The Exterminator.” “This is hilarious because of what we know about that, these movies,” Schwarzenegger will say. “Sometimes it is okay to laugh, even though the environment is very serious.”
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