'Stretch Armstrong' Is Getting His Own Plastic Fantastic Movie

Stretch ArmstrongFROM SPLASH PAGE: With its two marquis properties romping into theaters this year in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," Hasbro is already prepping its "Stretch Armstrong" film to follow in their footsteps. Written by "Bruce Almighty" scribe Steve Oedekerk and produced by Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind"), the film, which is part of a broader partnership with Universal to get its classic toys into theaters -- and the live-action "Stretch Armstrong" looks to be leading the pack with a release date of April 15, 2009.

"'Stretch Armstrong' couldn't be in more capable hands than Imagine and Hasbro," Chairman of Universal Pictures Marc Shmuger said in a press release. "We're so excited to bring this iconic property to audiences around the world in April of 2011."

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