stretch_armstrong.jpgWe reported on this story back in February, when the initial announcement was made, but at that time, no release date had been announced.  Today, Universal Pictures and Hasbro have announced the Stretch Armstrong movie will hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

“Stretch Armstrong is a character I have wanted to see on screen for a long time,” said Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer. “He’s an unconventional kind of super hero with a power that no one would want. It’s a story about a guy stretching – if you will – the limits of what is possible to become all that he can be.”

Amstrong flick is being written by Steve Oedekerk, and is being produced by Grazer.  There are still no stars attached, and no word if this is going to be a live action film or animated.  While Oedekerk is known for his Bruce and Evan Almighty picks, he’s also written a fair number of animated features (Barnyard comes to mind first), so I wouldn’t be surprised if Stretch were a 3D feature.

Stretch is the first in a four picture deal between Universal and Hasbro.

Universal Pictures and Hasbro, Inc. formed the partnership in 2008 to produce at least four motion pictures based on some of the world’s best-known and beloved brands. Currently in development are Monopoly, with Ridley Scott set to produce and direct and Pamela Pettler writing the screenplay; Candyland, with Kevin Lima to direct based on a script from Etan Cohen; Clue, with Gore Verbinski to produce and direct; Ouija, with Michal Bay to produce; and Battleship, with Peter Berg to direct from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber.

via Hasbro

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4 Comments

  1. Lifeisaglitch
    June 2, 2009 at 11:00 am — Reply

    “Stretch Armstrong is a character I have wanted to see on screen for a long time,” said Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer. “He’s an unconventional kind of super hero with a power that no one would want. It’s a story about a guy stretching – if you will – the limits of what is possible to become all that he can be.”

    You are shitting me right? This is a transcript from a PA strip..right? That monologue and the cringeworthy end..its, ..SOMEBODY HAS TO MURDER THE 80s!

    http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/7/6/excerpts-from-ruxpin/

  2. Dr. Bolty
    June 2, 2009 at 11:23 am — Reply

    A power nobody would want? Meh. Monkey D. Luffy, Reed Richards, and Elongated Man have convinced me of the awesomeness of stretching.

  3. steviecool
    June 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm — Reply

    Man, I hope they keep the movie short. His storylines can go on and on and on… oh wait. I meant his arms.

  4. Baron of chaos
    June 3, 2009 at 6:27 am — Reply

    No. Seriously, they can’t truly think someone would ever want to watch such movie. Hell I doubt there ever was someone who played with the toy for more than a minute or two in their life!

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