Mark Wahlberg to Play Inflation-Adjusted Six Billion Dollar Man


Mark Wahlberg will star in The Six Billion Dollar Man, the film reboot of the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man–with the title adjusted for inflation, of course.

Peter Berg, who directed Wahlberg in last year’s Lone Survivor and served as executive producer on the beloved Friday Night Lights television series, will helm the project, Deadline reports.

The original show followed former astronaut Steve Austin who, after a terrible accident, is saved by doctors who replace his legs, right arm and left eye with bionic parts. Austin then, naturally, becomes a secret agent. The hugely popular program even generated a spinoff: The Bionic Woman.

The Weinstein Company hopes to reintroduce the character to a new generation of fans, perhaps updating him with some more expensive gear and better CGI.


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