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F Gary Gray to Direct Live-Action ‘MASK’ for Paramount and Hasbro

Movie inspired by 1980s action figures and cartoon

F. Gary Gray will direct a live-action “MASK” film for Paramount and Hasbro, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The movie will be inspired by the 1980s action figures and cartoon.

MASK is the acronym for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, a task force led by Matt Trakker, whose goal is to take out the criminal organization VENOM.

“MASK” will be produced by Hasbro, and Gray. They are currently out to writers for takes on a contemporary subculture movie with a youth empowerment angle.

Hasbro recently hired Greg Mooradian as president of Allspark Pictures, with responsibility for live action film and television. Allspark Animation, the company’s label for animated film and television content, is led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

Gray is also in talks to direct Sony’s planned fourth installment of the “Men In Black” series, individuals with knowledge of the film confirmed to TheWrap.

Gray is represented by United Talent Agency, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

Deadline first reported the news.