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Steve Oedekerk Writing Stretch Armstrong Movie

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February 13, 2009

Stretch Armstrong

So Universal is making a Stretch Armstrong movie? For fuck's sake! I'm sorry, but they've crossed the line. I can accept Hasbro inspired movies like Candy Land, because that could be fun in a cinematic way, but Stretch Armstrong? Of course, you can already guess what it'll be about - a superhero comedy based on the toy Stretch Armstrong. Steve Oedekerk, of Patch Adams, Jimmy Neutron, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty, has been hired to put together a screenplay. "They are drawing filmmakers who find a real emotional connection and resonance, and this is proving to be a compelling driver for motion pictures."

This isn't the first time a Stretch Armstrong movie has been pitched. Apparently Disney tried to put one together in 1998 with Danny DeVito that fell through and later again with Jackie Chan. Even if this makes it to theaters, it's going to fail. No word on who will be directing, but no matter who they find, it's guaranteed to suck. I never owned a Stretch Armstrong doll when I was kid, but I knew about them. I don't think they were ever a big hit either, were they? Whatever the case, this is still the stupidest idea I've heard in a long time, even over most remakes. The worst is that Oedekerk is going to write one hell of a bad script.

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  • Gale
    God, you go fuck gay for coco puffs over absolute shit and then won't even give this a chance. Granted, this sounds terrible but you've liked the sound of worse.
  • Tyler
    Universal must be some kind of stupid, do kids these days even know what Stretch Armstrong is?
  • http://www.youtube.com/snears Nick Sears
    What the fuck is going on?! The only time I enjoyed Stretch Arm Strong is when he cameo-ed in AirHeads - This movie should not happen! Why don't they make this a pixar short? People would appreciate that much more than 90 minutes(if we're lucky) of agony.
  • Scott McHenry
    It's Steve Oedekirk, it's gonna be extremely stupid like Kung Pao Enter the Fist. It's probably gonna be funny but this should not be made anyway
  • Voice of Reason
    Im still baffled by the idea of Danny DeVito in a Stretch Armstrong Movie. Granted he has the believable body mass to support such a supplied physical stretch, but its more than a stretch of the imagination to envision him in that role?
  • ?????
    Hmm. Transformers and GI Joe seem like sensible toy adaptations. This? NO!
  • TN
    bad idea. they should do a flex mentallo movie. it's the same colour of ridiculous but has something to it!
  • Cogsworth
    HAHA!! I loved these things!!
  • Patrick Bateman
    THAT'S ALOT OF NUTS!
  • Ajax
    What? What??? WHAT?????? NO, NO! DOSE NOT COMPUTE! DOSE NOT COMPUTE!
  • Adam Keith
    Steve Oedekerk, of Patch Adams, Jimmy Neutron, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty, No, that's Steve Oedekerk from KUNG POW.
  • Paul
    Mickey Rourke as Vac-Man.
  • Allen Sharpe
    i was wondering where steve oedekerk went to, love that guy.
  • Stacia
    Umm...wow. that's lame. really, really lame.
  • moldybread
    R.I.P. HOLLYWOOD.....
  • joe
    you can all go fuck yourselves. stretch armstrong was the shit!!! best toy ever, til it ripped open and that goo came out. this movie is gonna be pimp no matter if it sucks or not. and steve odekerk could kick all your asses.
  • http://www.flickr.com/paypaul Paul
    The HeyWeCould studios are stretching the realms of credibility with this rubbery reel.

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