The website, tracking-board.com, is reporting that Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will star in Universal Pictures' remake of the Six Million Dollar Man. Which was a popular television series in the 70's that starred Lee Majors.

By nailbiter111 - Jul 04, 2014 01:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Action
Source: tracking-board
Over the past couple decades, there's been several attempts to adapt The Six Million Dollar Man into a feature-length film. As recently as 2011, Leonardo DiCaprio ("Titanic") was said to be in negotiations to star with Bryan Singer ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") set to direct, but that fell through. Also in 2011, screenwriter/director Kevin Smith ("Clerks") adapted his screenplay for The Six Million Dollar Man into a comic book. It was published by Dynamite Comics and was titled, "The Bionic Man."

Now, tracking-board.com is claiming that the star and director of Lone Survivor will reteam for Universal's next attempt at making The Six Million Dollar Man film.
"We’re hearing that will star in ’ film remake of the 1970s sci-fi TV series . The story follows an astronaut, Steve Austin, whose body is rebuilt with cybernetic technology after a traumatic injury from an aircraft crash. is attached to produce and possibly direct if the project comes together. Harvey Weinstein is also attached in some producing capacity." - Donna Whitehead

From 1974 to 1978, ABC ran the television series, The Six Million Dollar Man. It featured actor Lee Majors as ex-astronaut Steve Austin. He was severely injured during a test flight and was rebuilt using advanced technology, called Bionics. As you can guess, it cost the fictional government agency, known as OSI, six million dollars to rebuild him. He received bionic legs, arm and an eye. His bionic left eye that can zoom in like a camera and snap photos, and is also capable of night vision. His bionic legs give him the ability to run incredibly fast. His bionic right arm is said to be as strong as a bulldozer. Neat!
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a cyborg working for the OSI starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin. The show was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin. It was initially aired on the ABC network for five seasons between 1974 to 1978, following three television pilot movies in 1973. The series spawned a spinoff, The Bionic Woman, in 1976 and was also the subject of three made-for-television reunion films in the 1980s and 90s. - bionic.wikia
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JAC - 7/4/2014, 2:09 PM
grif - 7/4/2014, 2:14 PM
the fall guy and the bionic woman were better
pesmerga44 - 7/4/2014, 2:15 PM
I think the image of Wahlberg flipping off to the air is a perfect image to give to Hollywood. Do we really need a movie based off of the 6 Million Dollar Man.
GeekyCheekyChic - 7/4/2014, 2:16 PM
Marky Mark chasing them dollars
there is only one Steve Austin that I recognize. Stone Cold Steve Austin.
MercwithMouth - 7/4/2014, 2:18 PM
"[frick] you Thunder, you can suck my dick!"


Sounds good to me.
Facade - 7/4/2014, 2:21 PM
Incredibly boring TV show.
Namor - 7/4/2014, 2:32 PM
The music and slow motion make me wanna vomit.
Pasto - 7/4/2014, 2:51 PM
"The maniac loves you..."
sameoldthing - 7/4/2014, 2:57 PM
Need to call it.. SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN ..technology costs more now.
It's a property that has huge potential for an action movie franchise.
Wahlberg would be a good fit as Steve Austin,as long as he gets to fight BIGFOOT!
Yea,in the tv show he fought fvcking Bigfoot...AWESOME.
marvel72 - 7/4/2014, 2:58 PM
Bodwulf - 7/4/2014, 3:11 PM
GhostDog - 7/4/2014, 3:16 PM
Hollywood wanna remake everything damn..get original!!! Whalberg...naaaaaaa
Greengo - 7/4/2014, 3:19 PM
I'm in.
NeoBaggins - 7/4/2014, 3:23 PM
If they're smart, like me; they would go ahead with the dated number of 6Million. Supply him with everything that 6Million can buy. This would make him a vulnerable hero in the face of more advanced opposition. Maybe set the stage for a few laughs. Then, in the sequel he'd be the 6BILLION dollar man. If successful, you know what the third film will be.

But hey, we know this ends on DVD like ROBOFLOP.
Lhornbk - 7/4/2014, 3:31 PM
I loved the TV show, but I'm not sure I want to see a movie. It seems like every time they do something like this, they end up ruining the whole thing. Charlie's Angels was not that good, and Will Ferrell ruined Land of the Lost (and I do mean ruined. I hate Will Ferrell.) They have yet to make a decent Lone Ranger movie, and the less said about the Johnny Depp montrosity the better. Next we'll have a Hogan's Heroes movie, or F-Troop (oh crap, I may have just given Ferrell an idea, lol), or they'll make a Law & Order movie but turn it into a comedy. Hollywood needs to start coming up with original ideas, and stop constantly copying old movies and TV shows. And stop making movies based on toys too.
cwb77 - 7/4/2014, 3:34 PM
One of the shows we used to watch when I was a kid. It was a big deal a long, long time ago... If they do this, He MUST battle Bigfoot! :) Happy Independence Day to all! I got 12 hr shifts today & all weekend in the plant. Oh well. Go Blue. :)
LaserKing - 7/4/2014, 3:43 PM
InBrightestDay1 - 7/4/2014, 3:46 PM
I want to see them adapt the Million Dollar Man to the big screen.
batz11 - 7/4/2014, 3:47 PM
Lee Majors was boss, but yeah, still 6M?

SuperCat - 7/4/2014, 3:58 PM
PymParticle - 7/4/2014, 4:15 PM
I'm only gonna watch this is Michael Bay directs

Brainiac13 - 7/4/2014, 4:29 PM

I had one of those.
TheCritique - 7/4/2014, 4:47 PM
lets see... 6 million dollars today will bye him some bionic toe nails or a really good bionic hair piece. 60 billion dollars will make him super bionic.
Donovan - 7/4/2014, 5:14 PM
...it won't work nowadays...
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