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Links to our threads and posts on Transformers (2007-2011), G.I. Joe (2009-2012) and Battleship (2012), as well as other toy- and game-based films in development such as Candy Land, Clue, Erector Sets, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Micronauts, Monopoly, Ouija and Risk. To say nothing of the Mr Potato Heads, Barbies and other real-life toys that appear in the Toy Story movies.

Links to my blog posts on this film in February and March 2009.

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Taylor Lautner to Play Stretch Armstrong

Stretch Armstrong is moving to 2012 to allot time to shape the project into a 3-D superhero adventure and to accommodate Lautner's existing commitments.

"In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power," said Langley. "We couldn't be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch."

Stretch Armstrong is based on the iconic action figure made popular around the world beginning in the 1970s and re-launched in the 1990s. Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile, American Gangster) will team with Hasbro to bring Stretch Armstrong to life. Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) has written the screenplay, and Hasbro's Goldner and Schneir also produce.

ComingSoon.net, February 5

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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Sign of the times, I guess. I can easily imagine that, if the movie were made fifteen or twenty years ago, it would star someone like Hulk Hogan. Now it stars...that guy from Twilight?

Oh, and it's based on a toy. Double-lame.

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'Stretch Armstrong' Lives -- but Where's Taylor Lautner?

"Stretch Armstrong" lives, but without Taylor Lautner.

The big-screen adaptation of the flexible, stretchable toy will finally make its way to the big screen thanks to a new partnership between Hasbro and Relativity Media.

However, the "Twilight" star will no longer be headlining the project due to scheduling conflicts, an individual with knowledge of the project confirmed to TheWrap.

A new cast will be announced shortly.

Lautner has stumbled in launching a post-"Twilight" career -- the teen pin-up's recent bid for stardom, last fall's "Abduction," disappointed at the box office, grossing grossed $82 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. . . .

TheWrap.com, January 30

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Script to be written by Dean Georgaris (The Manchurian Candidate, one of the Tomb Raider movies).

will be developed as more of a plausible, action-oriented family pic than a live-action cartoon that'd be strictly for kids.

Has the definition of "plausible" been changed recently?

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I really don't want to see this movie happen. I can't imagine the jokes I'll have to endure.

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As long as he's wounded at some point, and a big glob of purple gel falls onto the lime green shag carpet, I'll be happy.

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You will think that is awesome until you find out it is real. ;)

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You will think that is awesome until you find out it is real. wink.png

Yes. In general, we may say that movie propositions can be assigned an absolute value on the awesomeness-suckitude spectrum, with the sign, i.e., positivity/awesomeness or negativity/suckitude, correlating in some order with unreality or reality. The higher the absolute value, the more crucial the correlation becomes.

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Breck Eisner in Talks to Direct 'Stretch Armstrong' (Exclusive)

The Habsro toy property has been quietly in development at Relativity, which picked up its rights from Universal. . . .

Eisner is best known for directing The Crazies, Overture’s remake of a George A. Romero horror movie, and the adventure movie Sahara. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, July 10

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Can we just close this thread. Forever.

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That was good.

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Relativity Abandons 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie

The long-gestating Stretch Armstrong film project has hit another major roadblock, with Relativity Media ending its involvement.

Relativity and partner Hasbro have quietly taken Stretch Armstrong off the release calendar. Based on the classic Hasbro toy, the movie was to have opened April 11, although it never went into production. . . .

Hollywood Reporter, October 12

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An animatic shows what this film could have been:

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