Mattel’s 1960s astronaut toy line, Major Matt Mason, is getting a live-action movie, with Tom Hanks set to star.
Tom Hanks has chartered another onscreen adventure in space, having signed on for Major Matt Mason, a movie based on Mattel’s 1960s line of astronaut action figures.
Hanks is set to star in the live-action film adaptation of Major Matt Mason, reports Variety. The film will see Hanks joined by a familiar face in writer Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind screenwriter, who wrote two entries of his Dan Brown movie adaptations, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, amongst a CV that includes recent work on DC Universe’s Titans, CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery, as well as The Dark Tower movie, Transformers: The Last Knight and Rings. Goldsman is adapting the script off a short story from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.