THE SIX BIL­LION DOL­LAR MAN

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Steve Austin. Astro­naut. A man barely alive. Gen­tle­men, we can re­build him… We can make him bet­ter than he was be­fore. Bet­ter. Stronger. Faster. And dis­tinctly Wahlbergier. Yes, it’s of­fi­cial: Mark Wahlberg will star in this in­fla­tion- ad­justed re­make of ’ 70s TV hit The Six Mil­lion Dol­lar Man ( po­ten­tial se­quels in­clude The Six Tril­lion

Dol­lar Man, The Six Quadrillion Dol­lar Man and Fed­eral Tax Dol­lars: Who Needs Li­braries Any­way?). Based on Martin Caidin’s 1972 novel Cy­borg, the orig­i­nal se­ries starred Lee Ma­jors as the tech­no­log­i­cally- res­ur­rected hero, as­signed by the US gov­ern­ment on es­pi­onage mis­sions re­quir­ing ju­di­cious use of slow- mo­tion. The new ver­sion will be helmed by Peter Berg, who teamed with Wahlberg on 2013’ s Navy SEALS tale

Lone Sur­vivor. Steve Austin’s tech is, nat­u­rally, set to be up­dated for the 21st cen­tury. We await the high drama of our hero search­ing fran­ti­cally for a charg­ing point…

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