The Mask creator Mike Richardson has revealed that he would be in favour of a female-led reboot of the popular 1994 Jim Carrey movie to come to the big screen.

Speaking ahead of the film's upcoming 25th anniversary, the Dark House Comics founder shared his idea for a female-driven reboot with a grittier feel.

He told Forbes: "I'd like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role]. I have one in mind, but I'm not gonna say her name.

"We have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we'll see... You never know what’s coming in the future. We have some ideas."

Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz in The Mask

Richardson also said he would be in favour of a reboot taking a more gritty approach in contrast to Jim Carrey's comedic portrayal of Stanley Ipkiss in the original film.

"I'd like it to be another character film about a person dealing with absolute power," he said. "The whole theme of The Mask was we all say what we would do if we had absolute power, just like Stanley Ipkiss.

"When we get absolute power, we often resort to the most petty of endeavours and it’s overcoming our human nature and using the power for good.

"Stan Lee said, 'with great power comes great responsibility,' but my thing is an older axiom, which is ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely.’"

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