Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis could reteam for Major Matt Mason

Tom Hanks still intends on turning the 1960s Mattel toy Major Matt Mason into a live-action feature film -- and in 3D at that -- and is trying to get his pal Robert Zemeckis onboard to direct.

The Hollywood Reporter says Hanks' production company Playtone is in talks with Zemeckis -- who directed Hanks in Forrest Gump, The Polar Express and Cast Away -- to direct Major Matt Mason.

The project, scripted by Hansk and Graham Yost (a scribe on the Hanks-produced From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers), is reportedly budgeted at over $100 million. 

Matt Mason and his "Men in Space" lived in a space station and worked on the moon, where they often encounter the giant alien Captain Lazer. 

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