Over the past few months Twilight actor Taylor Lautner has been signing onto movies at a rate of 1 per week, two of which were based on toys. However it appears after his team were finished counting up their potential earnings they realised that leading two toy movie franchises wasn’t viable, so one had to go.
According to The Vulture blog Lautner has dropped out of Paramount’s Max Steel in favour of Universal’s Stretch Armstrong. Reason being that Armstrong is developing faster than Steel, and Universal has already been in talks with Monsters vs. Aliens director Rob Letterman to helm.
Stretch Armstrong will be based on the Hasbro toy of the same name, and as there isn’t any back story set up they can do just about whatever they want. All we know is that Taylor Lautner will be stretching all over the place, it will be in 3D, and will be released in 2012.