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Stretch Armstrong moves to Relativity Media; Taylor Lautner no longer attached

Originally set up at Universal Studios, Hasbro’s movie project based on the classic toy Stretch Armstrong has moved over to Relativity Media. Additionally, Taylor Lautner is no longer attached to star in the project, Heat Vision | THR reports. Director Rob Letterman and producer Imagine Entertainment are also no longer attached.

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Taylor Lautner drops Max Steel to make Stretch Armstrong

NY Mag’s Vulture blog is reporting that Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) has chosen to make Hasbro’s Stretch Armstrong for Universal Pictures over Paramount Picture’s Max Steel (based on the Mattell toy).  The actor was attached to both projects.  Here’s Vulture’s accounting of why Lautner chose to do Stretch Armstrong rather than Max Steel:

But in the weeks after signing on to play Steel, Lautner became increasingly convinced that Hasbro was playing its hand better than Mattel. Thanks to WME, Hasbro was moving with far greater speed through Hollywood’s development maze than Mattel, not only setting up projects, but quickly moving them forward.

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Release Schedule: Cowboys & Aliens (7/29/2011); Priest Now 3D (9/14/2011); Battleship and Stretch Armstrong Pushed to 2012 + more

Box Office Mojo has updated their release schedule page. Universal Studios has set a July 29, 2011 release date for Cowboys & Aliens, which stars Daniel Craig and will be directed by Jon Favreau.  Universal also announced that both Battleship and Stretch Armstrong have been moved out of 2011 and into 2012.  Stretch Armstrong was originally scheduled to be released on April 15, 2011, but doesn’t have a date set yet while Peter Berg’s Battleship will now arrive in theaters on May 25, 2012.

Meanwhile, Sony/Screen Gems has announced new dates for several of their films, including a September 23, 2011 release date for Underworld 4.  That film was originally scheduled to be released on January 21, 2011 and was reportedly going to be filmed in 3D, which is no longer the case.  However, the studio has set a September 14, 2011 release date for Priest (originally scheduled to be released on August 20,2010) and also announced that the comic book adaptation will be released in 3D. Head on over the jump to see the rest of the new dates and changes.

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