Wed, 15 May 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Schwarzenegger in talks for 'Toxic Avenger'

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to play 'The Exterminator' in Steve Pink's 'Toxic Avenger'.

Schwarzenegger in talks for 'Toxic Avenger' (© Getty Images)

Los Angeles: Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in 'The Toxic Avenger', playing former black ops agent who trains a toxic monster to use his powers for good.

The 65-year-old actor will lead the cast in director-and-writer Steve Pink's blockbuster remake of the low budget sci-fi movie, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The film centers on a high school student who is dumped in a vat of toxic waste but survives with one major side effect - he transforms into a superhuman monster upon contact with toxic chemicals.

Schwarzenegger is in talks to play 'The Exterminator', an ex-black ops agent who trains the titular character to hone and control his newfound powers and use them for good.

The action star has been mounting a movie comeback over the last year after taking a multi-year hiatus while in public office as the Governor of California.

"Moviegoers around the world were thrilled when Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to acting so effortlessly filling the gap that he left behind. He is the ultimate action hero with a natural comedic versatility and will be pitch perfect in 'The Toxic Avenger'," said producer Michael Benaroya in a statement.

Schwazenegger's other roles include 'The Expendables 2' and 'The Last Stand', and he will next be seen in action thrilled 'Ten'.

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