Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are pushing ahead with a live-action M.A.S.K. film, following the announcement that F. Gary Gray has been hired to direct the project.
According to The Wrap, the movie will be produced by Hasbro and Gray, with the film currently out to writers. The company is looking for a modern adaptation with a focus on youth empowerment. This film seems to be unrelated to the previously announced slate of projects between Hasbro and Paramount.
The project will look to adapt the 1980s action figure line and cartoon series. Originally created by Kenner in 1985 as a competitor of the popular G.I. Joe franchise, the company was bought by Hasbro in the early '90s. M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) is a task force led by Matt Trakker with the goal of taking down the criminal organization known as V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).
Gray directed the 2017 film The Fate of the Furious, which proved to earn more than $1 billion over the course of its theatrical run. He is currently expected to direct the untitled Men in Black spinoff film starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, which is slated for a 2019 release.