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Robert Zemeckis might reteam with Tom Hanks for Major Matt Mason

Jun. 13, 2011by: Paul Tassi

We may now associate Robert Zemeckis with a decidedly unnerving style of motion capture animation, but lest we forget that he's the same man who brought us BACK TO THE FUTURE and FORREST GUMP, and hopefully he just temporarily lost his way.

He might try to get back on track by reuniting with an old friend, Tom Hanks for his MAJOR MATT MASON film based on the Mattel toy created in the '60s for which he's being sought. It's said to be a live-action family film about space adventure, but it is strange to see Hanks onboard a toy-based movie. Doesn't it just seem a bit...beneath him, for lack of a better phrase?

But perhaps he and Zemeckis can make us forget that it's in the same genre as GI JOE and TRANSFORMERS and turn out an entertaining project. The film is said to be in 3D (of course) and have a production budget of over $100 million.

Would you be for a Zemeckis/Hanks reunion so long as there's no creepy CGI between them? I think I would.

Extra Tidbit: My little cousin goes to school with Zemeckis' kid out in California. They apparently have fun birthday parties.
Source: THR

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4:01PM on 06/13/2011

cool

Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol was actually really, really good. Dark, creepy and beautiful--totally underrated.
Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol was actually really, really good. Dark, creepy and beautiful--totally underrated.
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7:02PM on 06/13/2011
Absolutely. I've always loved "A Christmas Carol," in its many variations and I honestly think that was probably the best adaptation I've seen. Obviously some liberties were taken, but generally it stuck very close to the Dickens classic novel.
Absolutely. I've always loved "A Christmas Carol," in its many variations and I honestly think that was probably the best adaptation I've seen. Obviously some liberties were taken, but generally it stuck very close to the Dickens classic novel.
12:53AM on 06/14/2011
I think Stallone made a cameo in that movie.
I think Stallone made a cameo in that movie.
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2:01PM on 06/13/2011
What exactly about 100 million dollar toy-based space adventure 3-D family film suggests to you that there won't be creepy CGI?
What exactly about 100 million dollar toy-based space adventure 3-D family film suggests to you that there won't be creepy CGI?
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10:21PM on 06/13/2011
It's interesting I think how Tom Hanks is maybe the only actor held in such high regard that taking certain roles would be considered beneath him. I know other actors I've felt similarly about, but they still took the paycheck jobs (not to say he hasn't). Anyway, if he's working with an old friend (Zemeckis, Howard, Spielberg) I won't be surprised. I'm still impressed that an above-average comic actor in the '80s became the equivalent of a Henry Fonda or Jimmy Stewart in the '90s.
It's interesting I think how Tom Hanks is maybe the only actor held in such high regard that taking certain roles would be considered beneath him. I know other actors I've felt similarly about, but they still took the paycheck jobs (not to say he hasn't). Anyway, if he's working with an old friend (Zemeckis, Howard, Spielberg) I won't be surprised. I'm still impressed that an above-average comic actor in the '80s became the equivalent of a Henry Fonda or Jimmy Stewart in the '90s.
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12:24PM on 06/14/2011
To the dofus who said you understand the toys in story didn't exist before the movie. I have only these words for your dumbass....MR.PATATO HEAD,GREEN PLASTIC ARMY MEN,RUBBER SHARK,SLINKY DOG,BARBIE&KEN! All had been around for decades dipshit!
To the dofus who said you understand the toys in story didn't exist before the movie. I have only these words for your dumbass....MR.PATATO HEAD,GREEN PLASTIC ARMY MEN,RUBBER SHARK,SLINKY DOG,BARBIE&KEN! All had been around for decades dipshit!
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2:23PM on 06/13/2011
After seeing Hanks in DaVinci Code, I wont ever be surprised to see him taking any roles.
After seeing Hanks in DaVinci Code, I wont ever be surprised to see him taking any roles.
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1:42PM on 06/13/2011
Paul,Tom Hanks has been in three toy based movies dipstick! Toy Story 1,2&3! Epic fail Paul seriously! LOL!
Paul,Tom Hanks has been in three toy based movies dipstick! Toy Story 1,2&3! Epic fail Paul seriously! LOL!
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2:24PM on 06/13/2011
He means movies based on pre-existing toys, not original characters who happen to be toys. You understand the difference, right?
He means movies based on pre-existing toys, not original characters who happen to be toys. You understand the difference, right?
10:22PM on 06/13/2011
I thought the same thing korollocke. I think your "LOL" also implied that you understand the difference.
I thought the same thing korollocke. I think your "LOL" also implied that you understand the difference.
1:08PM on 06/13/2011
Transformers > G.I. Joe.
Transformers > G.I. Joe.
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2:23PM on 06/13/2011
How did you manage to compare shit with shit ?
How did you manage to compare shit with shit ?
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