By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
It is no secret that Hollywood is adapting everything. After that big writers strike we've seen two things happen. First, just about every show has been cancelled in favor of more reality series. Thanks for that, writers. Second, Hollywood seems more interested in acquiring properties than dealing with original scripts.
So what's the latest to be acquired? Hasbro's got to be loving this new trend, as Universal Pictures has acquired Stretch Armstrong as the first film in their six-year pact with the toymaker.
Stretch Armstrong Movie
Brian Grazer has come on to producer. The uber-producer is currently working on Robin Hood for Universal, and is gearing up for Stretch Armstrong, a character he claims that he has wanted to see on the bigscreen for a long time.
"He's an unconventional kind of superhero with a power that no one would want."
Grazer is also behind the remake of The Incredible Shrinking Man, so I guess Stretch fits. If you don't remember the toy, Stretch Armstrong was a popular 1970s action figure whose limbs could stretch to nearly four feet. I remember owning one in the mid 80s. So hurray for me.