In 2011, before shooting his new movie Flight, which is playing film festivals now, Robert Zemeckis started considering a new film with Tom Hanks. Major Matt Mason is co-written by Hanks and Graham Yost, and is called “a live-action family film about space adventure.”

We haven’t heard much about the project since then, but now with Zemeckis bringing Flight into theaters, Hanks is talking about the space-bound movie once again. Looks like the project may actually go ahead, with independent financing as the financial fuel. Read More »

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Looks like Robert Zemeckis really has kicked the motion-capture habit for the time being. As previously reported, the director will be making his return to live-action filmmaking with the hero pilot drama Flight, starring Denzel Washington. Now, he’s in talks to add another live-action film to his slate — Major Matt Mason, based on a Mattel toy from the ’60s. Frequent Zemeckis collaborator Tom Hanks is set to produce with partner Gary Goetzman through their company Playtone Productions, and will be starring as well. Read more after the jump.

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