Mark Wahlberg is the “Six Billion Dollar Man!”
Proving once again that inflation is a real pain in the ass, Mark Wahlberg has officially joined director Peter Berg’s (“Battleship”) “The Six Billion Dollar Man!”
Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch recently worked with Peter Berg on the INCREDIBLE “Lone Survivor,” so to see this duo coming back together actually gives me high hopes for this tv-to-film adaptation.
As many know this is a film remake of the classic 70s TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man.”
Wahlberg will star as former astronaut Steve Austin, who is badly damaged in an experimental plane crash but is saved by doctors who fit him with bionic replacements for both legs, his right arm and left eye. With his new bionic abilities he becomes a powerful government agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.
No word yet if there will be any reference to “The Bionic Woman,” or if this might lead into a franchise of its own, but I’m sure that’s the hope.
I guess this means “The Rundown 2” is on hiatus for a little while longer 🙁