Some time ago it was announced that there would be Six million dollar man remake and that it would be called the "Six billion dollar man"and that Mark Wahlberg would star as the advanced bionic human.This is one of the more slightly low key reboots that is in development and the news for the film has been coming at a fairly slow pace.Fans of Wahlberg should be excited to see their favorite actor portray what is considered to be a hero of circumstance and unforeseen tragedy.
It was reported that Oscar nominated filmmaker Damian Szifron is attached to write the screenplay for the reboot starring Wahlberg. it is a bit unclear how this reboot will try to differentiate itself while also improving upon what was done in the original tv series.Given Mark Wahlberg's credits this could be the perfect vehicle for him to prove that he can compete with likes of heroes such as batman,spider-man,and etc( just kidding).Either way the development of this film seems to be shaping up quite nicely.
Here is the synopsis for the original 1970's tv series:
Steve Austin is an astronaut who is seriously injured when his spaceship crashes. Handsome and athletic, Austin undergoes a government-sanctioned surgery, which rebuilds several of Steve's body parts with machine parts, making him cyborg-like. When Steve recovers, his machine parts enable him to have superhuman strength and speed, as well as other powers. With these powers, Steve goes to work for the Office of Scientific Information, battling evil for the good of mankind.
From what has been heard and speculated there is the possibility of this reboot taking a more James bond like approach to the character and molding it into a sci-fi spy thriller.The tone of the film seems to be the key and well as the clever dialogue,humor,and charisma of the leading man.based on that it seems that Wahlberg hit the jackpot when he decided to be a part of this project.we'll have to wait and see if Wahlberg has what it takes to truly be a Six billion dollar man.
The Six billion dollar man currently has no release date, and no additional cast members have been announced.