Brian Grazer To Produce ‘Stretch’
Posted by Brian on 06/02/2009
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Please god, stop this.
Brian Grazer has come on board as producer of Stretch Armstrong, Universal and Hasbro’s big-screen take on the toy action figure. Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) is writing the screenplay in which a blond man can stretch his arms and legs up to four feet. So a blonde Mr. Fantastic then? “(Stretch is) an unconventional kind of superhero with a power that no one would want,” Grazer said. “It’s a story about a guy stretching, if you will, the limits of what is possible to become all that he can be.”
Um. Wow. Really? Because that’s not what I got from the toy at all. In fact, I spent most of my time wondering how to get whatever made him stretch out of the doll.
Stretch Armstrong is tentatively set to be released April 15, 2011, making it the first movie to be given the green light under the studio and toy company’s six-year strategic partnership which also has the likes of Candyland, Monopoly, and Battleship currently in production.