20 July 2012 9:29 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Earlier this month, we reported that Breck Eisner (The Crazies) was in talks to direct the live-action adaptation of the disposable toy Stretch Armstrong.  Today, Relativity Media has sent out a press release confirming that Eisner has the gig.  According to the press release, "This original story will be a gritty actioner introducing the character of Lucas Armstrong and the life-or-death consequences he will face after undergoing a transformation granting him superhuman abilities."  That's right: someone is going to make a "gritty actioner" based on a toy that's filled with gelled corn syrup. Hit the jump to read the press release.  Stretch Armstrong opens April 11, 2014. Here's the press release: Relativity Taps Breck Eisner to Helm Stretch Armstrong Targeted for April 11, 2014 Release (Beverly Hills, Calif.) July 19, 2012 – Relativity Media has closed a deal with Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara) to direct its upcoming live-action film based on Stretch Armstrong, it was announced today by Relativity’s President, »

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