Relativity Gets 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie But Without Taylor Lautner
by Ethan Anderton
January 31, 2012
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!
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
thank god. that guy is a douche...
The Russian on Jan 31, 2012
How dare they! making the movie without the Fabulous Lautner.
Uncle Rico on Jan 31, 2012
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees zachary levi is perfect
Leticialivi79 on Jan 31, 2012
Nicholas Cage is available.
capncapn on Jan 31, 2012
Please zachary levi
natalia garcia on Jan 31, 2012
Zachary Levi is the best
Amandaidala on Jan 31, 2012
Please indicate zachary levi he is amazing
Raianefarias01 on Jan 31, 2012
zachary levi omg yessssssssssssssss
Lulufofagata on Jan 31, 2012
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.
Carl on Jan 31, 2012
They had better put Stretch Monster in this or they're gonna hear from me.
Dangerous Don Danger on Jan 31, 2012
this will be so bad its good i cant wait
Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012
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