1:35pm PT by Aaron Couch
F. Gary Gray to Direct Hasbro's 'M.A.S.K.' Movie
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K. property.
The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for Paramount, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
No writer is yet attached to the project, based on the 1980s property created by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. The premise, which revolves around the task force M.A.S.K. (which stands for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and its battle against the evil V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), has spawned a cartoon series and comics in addition to a number of toys. Gray is producing the film along with Hasbro.
Gray's Fast and Furious installment grossed $1.2 billion worldwide last year, and the director will next tackle Sony's Men in Black reboot, which is set to star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson and is slated for a July 2019 launch.
No date has been set for the M.A.S.K. movie, one of multiple Hasbro properties that Paramount is developing for the big screen for a potential shared universe.
Gray is repped by UTA and Principato-Young.