Universal Drops Stretch Armstrong Flick Starring Taylor Lautner
Posted on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:13 AM PDT

lautnerstretch200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Universal has dropped its Stretch Armstrong flick, which was set to star Taylor Lautner.

Relativity Media will now develop and produce the film, based on the Hasbro action figure, though it will no longer feature Lautner or formerly attached director Rob Letterman.

Though Lautner’s team claims to have willingly dropped out of the film, some reports suggest that the poor box office performance of his most recent film Abduction was to blame for Universal’s move.

Relativity’s Stretch Armstrong flick is currently scheduled for an April 2014 release.