If it's crap ... We'll tell you
The big screen adaptation of Hasbro's action figure Stretch Armstrong has moved to yet another studio. Relativity Media has just acquired the project from Universal, where Rob Letterman was in the director's chair and Taylor Lautner was set to star as the pliable superhero. Both of those names are officially off the project, but Relativity is not sitting on this property. Despite currently having no star and no director, the studio is moving quickly to meet their recently designated April 11, 2014 release date. This project was at one time, in Disney's control with actors like Tim Allen and Jackie Chan attached. No word yet as to when production on this latest incarnation of the film will begin.
It's sort of fitting that the Stretch Armstrong movie has been passed to another studio. Like an unwanted toy, it keeps getting handed down and passed off to other kids (read: studios) who play with it for a bit and then grow bored with it and give it away. Do we need a Stretch Armstrong movie? No. And I think that is exactly what each studio holding the rights to the property slowly comes to find out. What could we possibly gain from a Stretch Armstrong movie that wasn't already explored by the Mr. Fantastic character in the two Fantastic Four films? I am however relieved that we won't be seeing Taylor Lautner in the role as, to put it as kindly as I can, I don't enjoy him as an actor. His career seems to be in a holding pattern anyway after the colossal bomb that was 'Abduction.' I guess ultimately what I'm saying here is that despite its "official" release date, I think taking that as definite confirmation that we'll actually see this film is a bit of a...well, you know.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in a Stretch Armstrong movie? Who would you cast now that Lautner is out?