Although their attempt to make a movie with Taylor Lautner based on the 70s toy Stretch Armstrong came to naught, it doesn’t mean that toy manufacturer Hasbro and studio Relativity have given up on the idea. They are poised to make another try and to that end have hired Dean Georgaris to write a new screenplay for the project.
According to Variety, Georgaris will be taking a direction that should deliver a “plausible, action oriented family pic” for the studio. I’m not sure how you fit the word “plausible” into a pitch for a character who can stretch himself to ridiculous lengths, especially with the writer of 2004’s fairly preposterous The Manchurian Candidate attached.
Relativity must be pretty confident that this attempt will prove successful as they have already announced an April 11, 2014 release date. Is this a case of putting the cart before the-as-yet-to-be-born horse? We’ll see.