Universal pictures has picked up the rights to develop a movie based on Mattel’s action figure, Major Matt Mason.Â While another toy movie may not sound like a big deal, with Tom Hanks starring in the movie, it will probably get a lot more attention than the Stretch Armstrong movie.
The toy line originated in 1966; Mason led an astronaut team that worked on the moon and lived in a space station. The toy was a hit in the buildup to the first manned moon mission. Mattel retired the line in the 1970s.
Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce with Graham Yost writing the script.