Looks like The Six Million Dollar Man has a bigger budget to work with this time around. Thanks to a new report from Deadline, Mark Wahlberg will be half man, half cyborg in an updated Six Million Dollar Man movie version of the TV series with the appropriately priced/titled – The Six Billion Dollar Man. The announcement confirms the rumors that have been in the news for many months and almost, years now.
TWC-Dimension has announced that The Six Billion Dollar Man, starring Mark Wahlberg as the cybernetic hero, will hit theaters December 22, 2017.
Not much is known in regards to plot, just that we have a release date, a star and a writer/director. For the kids out there that don’t remember the original TV show that starred Lee Majors as Col. Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man was about a Nasa Astronaut that was injured in a ‘catastrophic’ accident and rebuilt with cybernetic parts from a super-secret government program. From there, Austin becomes a superhero of sorts with super speed, strength and other assorted powers.
The Six Billion Dollar Man will be written and directed by Damián Szifron (Wild Tales). TWC-Dimension EVP Production and Creative Affairs Matthew Signer, and SVP Production and Development Keith Levine are overseeing. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce, with shooting scheduled to start in September.
I used to love this show as a kid so if the filmmakers and Wahlberg can do up a fun for all ages, nostalgia based movie updated with today’s blockbuster hallmarks, I have no doubt this can be a fun movie worth a trip to the theatres. I mean, look at this opening from the show!
Just don’t follow the trend out there to make every update gritty and Dark Knight-esq. Just follow the source material and have some fun.
The Six Billion Dollar Man will hit theatres on December 22nd, 2017.
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