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Relativity Gets 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie But Without Taylor Lautner

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January 31, 2012

Stretch Armstrong

Yet another project from Universal Studios has been tossed away as Relativity Media and Hasbro have announced their collaboration for the gestating Stretch Armstrong movie, an adaptation of the classic toy from 1976 which found new life in the 90's (his arms stretch out to next week!). Previously Universal had Taylor Lautner attached to star, but the poor box office performance from Abduction likely changed their minds. That also means that previously attached talent like writer Nicholas Stoller and director Rob Letterman are also no longer involved in the project which is shooting for an April 11th, 2014 release date.

Hasbro is clearly looking for their next franchise following Transformers and G.I. Joe, but I'm not sure Stretch Armstrong is the way to go, especially considering we've already seen what a character like that can do in Fantastic Four. However, the tone and style of the movie will become more clear whenever a writer/director gets involved, and especially when our titular hero gets cast. Ryan Reynolds seems like the perfect fit, but Relativity might still be going for somebody along Lautner's age. Zachary Levi, fresh off the series finale of "Chuck" on NBC might be a perfect fit too. But the real question is whether or not other characters like Stretch's dog Fetch or the villainous Vac-Man will show up as well. Stay tuned!

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  • http://twitter.com/tharussian45 The Russian
    thank god. that guy is a douche...
  • Uncle Rico
    How dare they!  making the movie without the Fabulous Lautner.
  • Leticialivi79
    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees zachary levi is perfect
  • capncapn
    Nicholas Cage is available.
  • http://twitter.com/estrelaguia6 natalia garcia
    Please zachary levi
  • Amandaidala
    Zachary Levi is the best
  • Raianefarias01
    Please indicate zachary levi he is amazing
  • Lulufofagata
    zachary levi omg yessssssssssssssss
  • Carl
    I remember way back in 1998 I heard Jackie Chan was being lined up to star in a Stretch Armstrong movie I'm glad it never happend though as much as I love Jackie Chan I just couldn't imagen him in that role.
  • Dangerous Don Danger
    They had better put Stretch Monster in this or they're gonna hear from me.
  • Anonymous
    this will be so bad its good i cant wait

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