Watch a Five Minute Animatic for the Abandoned ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Movie


Capture from the Stretch Armstrong animatic

Capture from the Stretch Armstrong animatic

For a while there it seemed there really would be a live-action Stretch Armstrong movie based on the action figure first launched by Hasbro in 1976. For the longest time Taylor Lautner was attached to star and Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara) was going to direct for an April 2014 release. However, last month it was announced Relativity had abandoned the film altogether. Probably for the best, but the story isn’t quite over.

A nearly five-minute animatic detailing what the film may have looked like has come online. It was directed by James Rothwell who has worked in the art department for movies such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes and several Marvel movies including the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, based on storyboards by Collin Grant who worked in the art department of The Matrix and on the upcoming Jurassic World.

Check it out below.

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