In 2008, Universal Studios signed a deal with Hasbro to create a film about Stretch Armstrong based on a screenplay written by Nicholas Stoller. On February 5, 2010, Universal Studios announced Taylor Lautner will star as Armstrong and that the film will be in 3-D. The film is produced by Brian Grazer. On January 30, 2012 Relativity Media picked up the Stretch Armstrong Live-Action film, after Universal Studios dropped the film. Taylor Lautner, who was going to star in the film, is no longer involved in the project. And Relativity set a release date for April 11, 2014. On April 23, 2012 Relativity Media and Hasbro have hired The Manchurian Candidate, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and Paycheck writer Dean Georgaris to write Stretch Armstrong for them. Relativity is planning to make the film more serious than was the original intention for the film.