Six million dollars is a lot of money, more than most of us will make over the course of our entire lives, but compared to what it was in the years between 1973 and 1978, when The Six Million Dollar Man aired on ABC, it’s not much. In that spirit, the show, which is the subject of an upcoming cinematic remake, because everything gets a remake, is getting an upgrade due to inflation. Now titled The Six Billion Dollar Man—while $6 million seems a little low, $6 billion feels a bit excessive—the Weinstein Company-backed picture has also added a major movie star, in the form of Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg.
Deadline reports that Wahlberg, who has previously been linked to the role made famous by Lee “The Manliest Man To Ever Be A Man” Majors, will indeed play the title role (Mark Wahlberg is no Lee Majors). This will reteam the Transformers: Age of Extinction star with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, who, let us not forget, also directed Battleship.