The Hasbro toy of long ago, Stretch Armstrong, was set to make an appearance in a Universal film. In the years since the project was discussed, Universal and Hasbro have slowly been pulling apart, much like the character Stretch.
Universal has recently put on the back burner a few other projects they had in the making. Adaptations of Ouija, Clue, Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering are no longer in progressive mode.
Taylor Lautner was to play Stretch Armstrong in the 2014 release of the movie, however, he is no longer working on the film. Universal and Hasbro have split their collaborative efforts on the film and the efforts of Hasbro have moved on to Relativity Media. Relativity Media has chosen to cancel the film’s association with a star of “Abduction,” taking Lautner out of the picture.
There is still a pre-production process in place between Hasbro and Relativity to go ahead with the film. The release date is looking as if it will be on April 11, 2014.
The iconic action figure made quite a name for itself around the globe in the 70s. Stretch was re-released in the 90s, with a following of children who enjoyed the stretchy hero.
The Academy Award-winning Brian Grazer is in talks with Hasbro yet again to bring “Stretch Armstrong” to theaters. “Bruce Almighty” screenplay writer, Steve Oedekerk, is writing the screenplay for Stretch.
Finally, we will be able to see the toy come to life on the big screen. Look for “Stretch Armstrong” in local theaters on April 11, 2014.