Tom Hanks to star in a new Mattel movie about action figures

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Tom Hanks to star in a new Mattel movie about action figuresTom Hanks will star in yet another toy movie. This time he’s joining a new production by Mattel. The movie will be about action figures, Variety reports.

“Major Matt Mason” will be about an astronaut who lives on the moon. He also works there and as such, has a very unique life.

The main character is an action figure which was popular in the 1960s. It also has a lot of supporting characters like a space crew, alien allies and villains.

The movie will be a live-action adaptation of “Major Matt Mason”, not an animation. So far it’s not known whether the movie will go a sci-fi route or if it will choose a more realistic and/or serious approach.

According to Variety, the movie is still in a very early stage. Only Tom Hanks and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman are “attached” to it. Mattel and Paramount are co-producing. There’s also no release date for the project for now. Still, it’s another movie project for Mattel which seems to be getting move and more involved into the movie scene.