If you thought the G.I. Joe movie looked ridiculous, just wait until you see the first trailer for the Steve Oedekerk Stretch Armstrong movie.  Stretch Armstrong?  I remember that guy!

“This is a new well from which to draw intellectual properties that bring a pre-awareness and nostalgia,” Schneir said. “They are drawing filmmakers who find a real emotional connection and resonance, and this is proving to be a compelling driver for motion pictures.”

The toy from the 70’s also featured a monster, a dog, and an evil twin brother.  The last time a Stretch Armstrong movie tried to get made, it was with Danny DeVito and Jackie Chan.  No release date or stars have been attached.

via Variety

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  1. Jacin B.
    February 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    The G.I. Joe movie does not look ridiculous. I demand you take that back immediately.

  2. Izaak
    February 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    American Cinema: Jumping the Shark before Production since the 1980’s

  3. Lifeisaglitch
    February 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    I think the term for movies is nuking the fridge.

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