Watch the storyboards for the Stretch Armstrong Movie that Never Was

Remember when Stretch Armstrong was supposed to be a live action feature film starring Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner? But then Lautner's spy movie tanked, as did the other toy-to-film production (Battleship). Now all we have left of Armstrong, the toy movie that never was, is this animatic storyboard. » 11/13/13 1:55pm 11/13/13 1:55pm

Ain't no "Thing" - the frozen alien prequel has no release date

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing has gone from an April 29, 2011 release date to no release date at all. Universal claims the film's not ready. Sorry, alien head-spider fans. » 11/13/10 7:30am 11/13/10 7:30am

The terrible hallmarks of toy-driven movie-making

It's been 30 years since Gary Kurtz and George Lucas split because Lucas wanted toys to dictate the storytelling in Star Wars. Since then, toy-driven movie-making has gone way beyond Lucas' grubbiest dreams. Here are the hallmarks of toy-centric storytelling. » 8/16/10 3:52pm 8/16/10 3:52pm