Taylor Lautner to Play Stretch Armstrong – In 3D!

Universal plans to release a Stretch Armstrong movie in 2012 with Taylor Lautner as the titular action figure. The biggest twist? It’s in 3D.

“The addition of Taylor Lautner and the 3D twist to Stretch Armstrong…is sure to pay dividends when the film is released in 2012,” said Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro, Inc.

After initially being planned for 2011, Stretch Armstrong is moving to 2012 to allot time to shape the project into a 3-D superhero adventure and to accommodate Lautner’s existing commitments.

“In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power,” said Langley. “We couldn’t be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch.”

Stretch Armstrong is based on the action figure made popular around the world beginning in the 1970s and re-launched in the 1990s. We hope that Stretch doesn’t suddenly turn into a werewolf. Just sayin’.

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I think my brain just leaked out of my ear. Anyone else getting that WTF moment?