Mark Wahlberg's "Six Million Dollar Man" gets upgraded for new movie

Six Million Dollar ManFinally a popular TV show turned movie project I can get excited about.

peter-berg-mark-wahlbergMark Wahlberg is reuniting with his “Lone Survivor” Director Peter Berg for a film version of “The Six Million Dollar Man.” But since a million doesn’t get you what it once did — I’m still willing to give it a shot though — the Dimension Films’ project is titled “The Six Billion Dollar Man.”

stone-cold-steve-austinFor those too young or just never watched it (but why wouldn’t you?) the show starred Lee Majors as former astronaut Steve Austin — no, not that one — who nearly dies in an experimental plane crash. To save his life, doctors give him bionic replacements in his legs, right arm and left eye, which in essence makes him a super-powered cyborg. But since nothing in life is free, Austin becomes a government operative for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

I’m a bit surprised Berg is tackling this as he tends to be a bit more serious with his directorial projects and I have absolutely no interest in an overly serious Steve Austin movie. Hopefully this can find the right balance between fun and dynamic action.

kate uptonAnd an appearance by The Bionic Woman wouldn’t be frowned upon either. My suggestion? Because, we can all agree she’s pretty bionic, yes?

The film is slated for a 2016 release date so now you “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” can be your second and third most anticipated film for 2016.

 

 

  • Fred

    You’re telling me Jeff, this is indeed finally a TV based show turned into a movie that I can truly get excited about. Past movies based off TV show I couldn’t excited about, but this is one I certainly can. man I grew up on the ‘Six Million Dollar Man’, it’s one of my 10 favorite TV shows of all time. Damn I wish I had those old Six Million Dollar man figures and merchandise haha.

  • Yeah, that was such a fun show in part because it could be a bit outlandish without being insulting to the viewer. And the bionic sound effects? Awesome 🙂

  • Fred

    Haha those bionic sounds we’re priceless baby lol. I want the spirit of the classic show to remain with some obvious modern day upgrades to the film. If done right we can have a hit our hands.

  • Absolutely. I am excited about this one even if it’s not at the obsessive level of Marvel and DC’s big offerings.

  • Fred

    True. There’s 3 TV shows I really want to see on the big screen and this one of them. The other two TV properties have already graced the big screen but they we’re horrible adaptations and need REAL JUSTICE on the big screen. The other two are “Masters Of The Universe” and “Dragonball Z”, ‘Masters’ failures I understand more because it was back in ’87 where special effects we’re not near the level they are now and “Dragonball Evolution” just had the wrong director, wrong cast, wrong story, wrong everything man haha.