Steve Oedekerk Writing Stretch Armstrong Movie
by Alex Billington
February 13, 2009
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.
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
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.
Gale on Feb 13, 2009
Universal must be some kind of stupid, do kids these days even know what Stretch Armstrong is?
Tyler on Feb 13, 2009
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.
Nick Sears on Feb 13, 2009
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
Scott McHenry on Feb 13, 2009
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?
Voice of Reason on Feb 13, 2009
Hmm. Transformers and GI Joe seem like sensible toy adaptations. This? NO!
????? on Feb 13, 2009
bad idea. they should do a flex mentallo movie. it's the same colour of ridiculous but has something to it!
TN on Feb 13, 2009
HAHA!! I loved these things!!
Cogsworth on Feb 13, 2009
THAT'S ALOT OF NUTS!
Patrick Bateman on Feb 13, 2009
What? What??? WHAT?????? NO, NO! DOSE NOT COMPUTE! DOSE NOT COMPUTE!
Ajax on Feb 14, 2009
Steve Oedekerk, of Patch Adams, Jimmy Neutron, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty, No, that's Steve Oedekerk from KUNG POW.
Adam Keith on Feb 14, 2009
Mickey Rourke as Vac-Man.
Paul on Feb 14, 2009
i was wondering where steve oedekerk went to, love that guy.
Allen Sharpe on Feb 15, 2009
Umm...wow. that's lame. really, really lame.
Stacia on Feb 15, 2009
moldybread on Feb 17, 2009
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.
joe on May 22, 2009
The HeyWeCould studios are stretching the realms of credibility with this rubbery reel.
Paul on Apr 19, 2010
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