When Arnold retired from that fucking tie business, it seemed like he was attached to every movie imaginable, from Predator 4 to… The Toxic Avenger. Bad idea, I thought, especially since The Last Stand was kind of spinning its wheels (financially). It just seems like an unsafe bet, which isn’t what Arnie needs right now. I don’t even find the original laughable and even though this would be a reboot… stigma. Not needed.
Good news though, Arnie has cut the cord on this one.
Lloyd Kaufman has told WGTC.com that Arnold is no longer involved: “He unsigned. He signed and apparently unsigned. I’m not sure what went down, I’m not really privi’ed, but yes, it was announced in every newspaper, there are photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger holding up a poster of The Toxic Avenger. From what I understood, he got a better deal and had his fingers crossed.” Wise move. Lets take note from the master, Sylvester Stallone. During his comeback, he played to his strengths – Rocky, then Rambo. When he brought out the big guns, then he experimented.
Arnold needs to fire off a (good) Terminator, Conan or Predator ASAP. It should be his first priority.