Tom Hanks is Major Matt Mason

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Universal will develop Major Matt Mason, a live-action feature based on the vintage Mattel action figure, reports Variety. The film will be developed as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks, and Graham Yost will write the script.

Playtone partners Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce.

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.

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