The Film Adaptation of MASK Will Be Helmed By STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Director F. Gary Gray
Paramount Picture and Hasbro are finally ready to move forward on their big screen adaptation of the classic 80s cartoon series MASK! They've hired The Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray to helm the film and I think he's a solid choice to take on the franchise.
Paramount has had this film project in the pipeline for years and I'm excited to see that the studio is ready to finally do something with it! I loved this cartoon series when I was a kid and I have lots of wonderful memories of playing with the action figures.
MASK is an acronym for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, which is a task force led by Matt Trakker whose goal is to take out the evil criminal organization known as VENOM.
According to Deadline, Gray jumped onto MASK because it is "a vintage property that could be revamped and have something to say to a contemporary audience." Hasbro and the director are currently looking to get a writer on board to hatch "a contemporary subculture movie with a youth empowerment angle."
F. Gary Gray has been keeping busy and is currently in pre-production on the Sony's new Men in Black film, which will star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
Do you think Gray is a good choice to bring this classic property to life for the fans?