10 July 2012 6:57 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Relativity sure is taking its time with Stretch Armstrong. The studio acquired the rights to it back in January, after Universal cooled on their multi-picture toy and board game adaptation deal with Hasbro and dropped it — perhaps a wise decision, considering the dismal failure of Battleship. Besides hiring writer Dean Georgaris, little has happened in the six months of slow development. But, today, there’s finally some major news connected to the project

THR has learned that director Breck Eisner is in talks to bring the classic toy’s story to life, though it’s hard to gauge what kind of film he’ll turn out. His last big features were the remake of George Romero’s horror flick The Crazies and the action adventure outing, Sahara, so at least we know he’s versatile.

The article also stated that Greg Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) was hired to write the script, »

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