Tom Hanks to produce and star in 3D film about toy astronaut Matt Mason

Updated: Jun 14, 2011, 16:30 PM IST

London: Actor Tom Hanks is planning to produce and star in a 3D film based on action-figure toy Major Matt Mason.

His production company Playtone Productions is in discussions with Robert Zemeckis to direct the 3D live-action film, which is also written by the ‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor, reports the Independent.

Major Matt Mason, a 1960s Mattel toy, was an astronaut who went to the moon and lived on the space station.