Deadline Hollywood reported that actor Mark Wahlberg (The Gambler, Pain & Gain) is in talks to star in The Six Billion Dollar Man for Dimension Films. Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) will direct the film about astronaut Steve Austin who, after a surviving a deadly plane crash, is fitted with bionic limbs to save his life. With new robotic legs, a new arm and left eye, he becomes “The Bionic Man”.
The Six Million Dollar Man was a TV series about a cyborg secret agent working for the Office of Scientific Intelligence starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin. The show was based on the sci-fi novel Cyborg wriiten by author Martin Caidin. It aired on the ABC network for five seasons between 1974 and 1978 and was considered a hit among the general audience.