Relativity sure is taking its time with Stretch Armstrong. The studio acquired the rights to it back in January, after Universal cooled on their multi-picture toy and board game adaptation deal with Hasbro and dropped it — perhaps a wise decision, considering the dismal failure of Battleship. Besides hiring writer Dean Georgaris, little has happened in the six months of slow development. But, today, there’s finally some major news connected to the project
THR has learned that director Breck Eisner is in talks to bring the classic toy’s story to life, though it’s hard to gauge what kind of film he’ll turn out. His last big features were the remake of George Romero’s horror flick The Crazies and the action adventure outing, Sahara, so at least we know he’s versatile
The article also stated that Greg Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) was hired to write the script, a confusing detail considering the aforementioned Georgaris was attached to Stretch back in April. Until their respective IMDB profiles are officially updated, I guess the true screenwriter will remain a mystery.
Update: Due to an error, Georgaris is actually the screenwriter on the project. Carry on.
Stretch Armstrong is scheduled for release on April 11th, 2014.
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