Having a resume stacked with action movies, Mark Wahlberg is now ready to take on a superhero role. Kind of.
Speaking with the Transformers-franchise star on the red carpet of CinemaCon, Walhberg told ComicBook that he could begin shooting a reboot of the 1970s classic, The Six Million Dollar Man.
“We finally got the script for The Six Billion Dollar Man,” he said. “Now that’s not your typical superhero because I will not put on a cape nor a spandex outfit, but the script is amazing.
“The script is amazing. We’ve been developing it for quite some time and finally got it to where we want to go shoot the movie, so hopefully we will shoot in the fall.”
Six BILLION Dollar Man.
Shooting in the fall.
You have our attention, Mark.
Originally airing as a trio of science fiction and action movies it became a television series from 1974 to 78. The show was focused on former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, who was given superhuman strength after he was implanted with bionic parts by the federal government.
It could be argued that it was a hybrid of Wolverine and Cyborg, worked into one show that went on to become a cultural phenomenon.