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The Hollywood remake machine loves the '80s.

Deadline reports that the 1984 cult classic 'The Toxic Avenger' will soon be getting a makeover from producers Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin, who imagine the new Toxie as a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times.

The original 'Toxic Avenger,' which chronicles the adventures of a lovable nerd who is transformed into a heroic pollution-fighting mutant, was the brainchild of Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman. Troma has been responsible for some of the most memorable B-movie fare over the years, including 'Surf Nazis Must Die' and 'Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator.' 'The Toxic Avenger' also spawned several sequels, an animated TV series, comics books and an Off-Broadway musical. The Hollywood remake machine loves the '80s.

Deadline reports that the 1984 cult classic 'The Toxic Avenger' will soon be getting a makeover from producers Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin, who imagine the new Toxie as a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times.

The original 'Toxic Avenger,' which chronicles the adventures of a lovable nerd who is transformed into a heroic pollution-fighting mutant, was the brainchild of Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman. Troma has been responsible for some of the most memorable B-movie fare over the years, including 'Surf Nazis Must Die' and 'Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator.' 'The Toxic Avenger' also spawned several sequels, an animated TV series, comics books and an Off-Broadway musical.

The new 'Toxic Avenger' will be a PG-13 family-friendly outing along the lines of 'The Mask.' No word on casting or a director yet.

Meanwhile, Pajiba reports that another much-loved cult classic from the '80s is getting a remake as well: 'Real Genius.' The original 1985 film starred Val Kilmer as a brilliant teenager who joins forces with his classmates to develop a high-powered laser that's stolen by the military.

The 'Real Genius' remake is being developed by Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment. The cast and director have yet to be announced, though casting Kilmer as Professor Jerry Hathaway (originally played by William Atherton) would be a stroke of ... well, genius.