Tom Hanks Makes “Matt Mason” Film

The vintage Mattel action figure “Major Matt Mason” will become a live-action feature and potential Tom Hanks vehicle for Universal Pictures reports Variety.

The original toyline had Mason leading an astronaut team that worked on the moon and lived in a space station. In the years before the first manned moon mission, the doll was a hit but was retired in the 1970’s.

Graham Yost (“Speed,” “Band of Brothers”) will write the script, he and Hanks previously worked on two episodes of HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon” mini-series. Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce.