8 Nov – After years of talks, the classic American TV series "Six Million Dollar Man" is finally coming onto the big screens and it has been renamed to "Six Billion Dollars Man", Deadline reports.
Taking on the lead role will be none other than "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Mark Wahlberg, and he will be working once again with director Peter Berg. The duo previously worked together on 2013's box office success "Lone Survivor".
The story is based on Martin Caidin's 1972 bestseller sci-fi book "Cyborg", which was partially used for the 1970s TV show the upcoming movie will be based on. It tells the story of former astronaut Steve Austin, who is fitted with bionic replacements after a horrific experimental plane crash. With his new legs, right arm and left eyes, he turns into a powerful cyborg who then becomes a secret agent for the government.
Filming is planned to start next year. However, with Wahlberg's commitment to "Daddy's Home" and "Deepwater Horizon", there are chances the filming date might have to be pushed back.
While "Six Billion dollar Man" currently has no release date set, fans of Wahlberg will still be able to catch him in his other upcoming movies, "Mojave", "The Gambler" and "Ted 2".
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