Breck Eisner Confirmed For Stretch Armstrong
We are promised gritty action, which might be a stretch. Sorry.
In one of those stories that just seems so bizarre it must be true, director Breck Eisner (known for The Crazies, Sahara and a pre-Oscars gaffe that cost him the ceremony gig) is confirmed to be bringing retro toy Stretch Armstrong to the big screen, report Collider.
The press release promises that “This original story will be a gritty actioner introducing the character of Lucas Armstrong and the life-or-death consequences he will face after undergoing a transformation granting him superhuman abilities.”
Quite how the story of a goofy-looking dude in a leotard with the ability to stretch his arms and legs will be made ‘gritty’ remains to be seen, but Hasbro properties have had mixed results when brought to the silver screen, with the most recent example being critical flop (which we still insist was brainless fun) Battleship. Dean Georgaris has written the script for Relativity, and the prospective release date at this time is April 11th, 2014.