Uber-producer Brian Grazer is hoping to, er, pull â€œStretch Armstrongâ€ out of its gestational phase.
Grazer (â€œA Beautiful Mindâ€, “Angels and Demons”, â€œRobin Hoodâ€) will produce the pic, based on the popular 1970s action figure whose limbs could be stretched to nearly four feet, for Universal. Hasbro’s prexy- CEO Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir also serve as producers.
No word on whether Grazerâ€™s producing partner Ron Howard wants to/will be involved.
“Stretch Armstrong is a character I have wanted to see onscreen for a long time,” said Grazer, who is also behind a reboot of “The Incredible Shrinking Man” at Uni. “He’s an unconventional kind of superhero with a power that no one would want.”
Steve Oedekerk has already begun tackling the script for the comedy.
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