In the era of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, and Go-Bots, Hasbro developed a toy-line called M.A.S.K. in 1985. Like the other products mentioned, M.A.S.K. was accompanied by a cartoon, one that chronicled the ongoing battle between the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem (aka V.E.N.O.M.). But unlike G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and others, M.A.S.K. has never enjoyed a live-action adaptation—until now!
Official Synopsis: M.A.S.K. is a media franchise created by Kenner. The main premise revolved around the fight between an underground task force called M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and a criminal organization called V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem). After its initial launch in 1985, the franchise spawned a variety of products, including four series of action figures, an animated television series, video games, and comics.
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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has made a deal with F. Gary Gray to team with Hasbro to develop to direct MASK. The live-action film will be built based on the ’80s Kenner action figures and the animated series. MASK is an acronym for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, a task force led by Matt Trakker whose goal is to take out the criminal organization VENOM. The film will be produced by Hasbro and Gray. They will move quickly to set a writer to hatch a contemporary subculture movie with a youth empowerment angle.
We’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!