Letterman is Directing & Stoller is Rewriting Stretch Armstrong
by Alex Billington
April 20, 2010
I don't want to report on this damn movie any more, but there are some big names. Universal announced today that Rob Letterman, of DreamWorks' Shark Tale, Monsters vs Aliens, and Fox's Gulliver's Travels (his first live-action), will direct the movie. Additionally, they've brought on Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek director Nick Stoller to rewrite the script originally written by Steve Oedekerk. Let's not forget that Taylor Lautner (seen above) is still attached to star. Looks like Universal really wants this to be a hit and is making sure they've got their "best" talent working on it (at least on the script side of things).
Unfortunately, the plot is still being kept under warps, so we can't tell you how exactly Armstrong is going to get his stretchiness and/or how he's going to use it, but I can assure you it's going to be stupid. I mean, what else would you expect from a live-action feature version of a 70's toy that had no backstory or abilities other than its extreme stretchiness. Last year it was rumored, for about a day, that Ron Howard might direct this, but everyone knew that was too far-fetched to actually happen. I guess I can say Letterman is a good fit since I haven't enjoyed any of his movies so far and don't expect to enjoy Stretch Armstrong either. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I support this movie only for one purpose. I hope it kills Taylor Lautner's career. Bonus points for first.
Angry Chief on Apr 20, 2010
Man they are really pouring in the talent. This looks like a must see. (chuckles with evil sarcastic laughter) #1 I hear ya. I seriously think it won't do any good for him.
Sharlto on Apr 20, 2010
>:( ^^ sums up my feelings and thoughts about this.
Sabes on Apr 20, 2010
Of course it won't kill Lautner's career. It will likely do well at the box office, even if it sucks as most of these movies do, and a hit never hurt an actors career.
jake on Apr 20, 2010
OH yes..a movie about this TOY ...at last ..OH yeah!!!.... I need some of these movies to send it like a gift .. a bad one =D
Sakyo on Apr 20, 2010
Can't wait for Connect4-the movie Hungry Hungry Hippos and Kerplunk
Rick Hithouse on Apr 21, 2010
Taylore Lautner as Stretch Armstrong, riiiigggghhhttt. Who is singing the theme song; Justin Bieber?
Hattori Hanzo on Apr 21, 2010
YOU cannot say "best Talent" and this Lautner hack in the same article.
Clover on Apr 22, 2010
I cannot believe that ANYONE would expect a POS like this to make a dime...
spanky on Apr 23, 2010
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