Spielwarenmesse: Tom Hanks to take on role of Mattel’s Major Matt Mason in another toy film adaptation

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Tom Hanks to take on role of Mattel’s Major Matt Mason in another toy film adaptation

10. September 2019 16:24 h

By www.toynews-online.biz

  • Tom Hanks is casting aside the cowboy hat so familiar from the Toy Story franchise and donning the space suit, this time to play the role of an astronaut in an entirely different, big bucks toy movie.

Amid the current Hollywood trend to adapt almost every toy brand into a blockbuster title, Mattel has plumbed the depths of its toy box to pluck out the vintage classic Major Matt Mason for a live-action movie.

Major Matt Mason is a popular series of action figures from the 1960s in which the titular hero and his team of space explorers navigate the depths of space and uncover the unknown. The toy line was inspired by realistic accounts of space from NASA findings.

By the time the toy line had hit the height of its popularity, it has taken on more a traditional sci-fi feel, and faced Mason off against an alien foe called Captain Lazer.

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