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Matt McGloin

Mark Wahlberg Cast As Six Billion Dollar Man



It's being reported that Mark Wahlberg has been cast as Steve Austin in The Six Billion Dollar Man movie, which will see the actor reteam with Peter Berg, who is serving as director.

The pair previously worked together on The Lone Survivor.

The new The Six Billion Dollar Man movie is a remake of the 1974-78 TV series (Six Million Dollar Man) and based on the science-fiction book Cyborg by Martin Caidi.

Deadline describes the film as: former astronaut Steve Austin who, after a horrific crash of an experimental plane, is saved by doctors when he is fitted with bionic replacements — both legs, his right arm and left eye. With super-human power, he becomes a force to be reckoned with for the government as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

It's said the movie has a potential 2016 release.