Mark Wahlberg is going to be The Six Billion Dollar Man


After Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg will be teaming up once again for a new movie called The Six Billion Dollar Man, a film based on the 1970s TV series of the same name (except change the billion to million).

According to Deadline, Wahlberg will portray former astronaut Steve Austin (no relations to Stone Cold Steve Austin) who undergoes bionic replacements on his legs, right arm and left eye due to an experimental plane crash. As the new bionic man, he works for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

The Six Billion Dollar Man‘s production will start next year with a release date of 2016. Producing the film will be Bob Weinstein, Berg and his producing partner Sarah Aubrey, Wahlberg’s production company Closest to the Hole Productions and Wahlberg’s producing partner Stephen Levinson. Universal will be distributing.

The ’70s show is based on the book Cyborg by Martin Caidin and featured actor Lee Majors as Austin. It had a spin-off show called The Bionic Woman.

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