Tom Hanks to play Major Matt Mason

March 25th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Hollywood actor Tom Hanks will star in a live-action feature based on the vintage Mattel toy Major Matt Mason.

Matt Mason is an astronaut who lived and worked on the moon. The toy was first introduced in 1966 by Mattel Inc, the world’’s largest toy importing company.

The script will be penned by Graham Yost and Playtone partners Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce be producing the film, reports Variety.

Mattel has also teamed with Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver on “He-Man and Masters of the Universe,” which will be directed by “Kung Fu Panda” co-director John Stevenson, and “Hot Wheels,” which moved from Sony. (ANI)

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