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WHY MAKE A M.A.S.K. LIVE ACTION MOVIE?

REASON #1 - Similar 80s Cartoons Have Had Box Office Success
The two cartoons that M.A.S.K. is often compared to are Hasbro's Transformers & G.I. Joe. Transformers has proven that a live-action adaptation of cartoon series can be successful. Michael Bay's Transformers film series has grossed over $1.3 billion US domestic and another $2.4 billion worldwide at the box office. At least 3 more films are being planned in the future.

G.I. Joe has also success at the box office shown live-action film success grossing over $577 million worldwide for it's two films G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe Retaliation.

REASON #2 - The Timing Is Right
We've seen the M.A.S.K. fan community grow over the past several years since Shout! Factory released the complete series to DVD. With the original animated series now readily available in most of the world, the time is right to reboot the franchise.

REASON #3 - M.A.S.K. Is Still Popular
The M.A.S.K. cartoon series and toys are by no means forgotten after 30 years. Tens of thousands of fans can be found on several Facebook pages that are dedicated to the franchise. Ebay auctions number in the thousands for vintage M.A.S.K. toys and memorabilia. Many worldwide fansites can also be found on the web, including sites from the U.S., U.K., Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Indonesia to name a few. With the children of the '80s growing older, the M.A.S.K. franchise still proves to be relevant and worth introducing to a new generation.

REASON #4 - Merchandise
M.A.S.K. toys were the driving force behind the franchise in the mid to late '80s. In fact, the toys were so popular that the 3rd and 4th series of toys in 1987-88 were released even without new seasons of the animated series airing on television. New M.A.S.K. merchandise would thrive on the heels of a live-action movie. Toy manufactures such as Hasbro continue to reap the benefits of merchandise based on the Transformers and G.I. Joe movies. Hasbro even released Dark of the Moon toys with action figures called Human Alliance which are very similar in nature to M.A.S.K. toys.

REASON #5 - Suggested Actor List
As a part of our M.A.S.K. the Movie website launch in 2011, we conducted monthly actor polls which suggested actors for each of the M.A.S.K. & V.E.N.O.M. characters in our movie script. In 2014, we decided to get the fans to re-cast our movie again! These results would be a great headstart into the type of actors that hardcore M.A.S.K. fans are looking for in a live-action M.A.S.K. movie. Here are the results as voted by  fans:

M.A.S.K. Characters

AARON ECKHART AS MATT TRAKKER


COBIE SMOLDERS AS GLORI BAKER


BRADLEY COOPER AS BRAD TURNER


V.E.N.O.M. Characters

BRIAN COX AS MILES MAYHEM


OLIVIA WILDE AS VANESSA WARFIELD


ADRIAN BRODY AS SLY RAX


MORE TO COME!!
View the complete results of our fan-voted actor polls on our Actor Polling page.

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