Mark Wahlberg’s next role will come with a very high price tag.
EW can confirm that Mark Wahlberg is attached to star and Peter Berg is set to direct The Six Billion Dollar Man for Dimension Films.
After working together on Lone Survivor, the duo will reunite to take on the story of astronaut Steve Austin, who is outfitted with bionic legs, an arm and an eye after being part of the crash of an experimental plane. Austin uses his newfound powers for the United States government as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence. Deadline first reported the news.
The name of the film will sound familiar, as it is the latest adaptation of the novel Cyborg, which spawned the 1970s series of the same name, which ran for five seasons and spawned a spinoff in The Bionic Woman. The Bionic Woman was remade in 2007 when NBC adapted the show, though it only ran for eight episodes before cancellation.
The Six Billion Dollar Man will be released sometime in 2016.