Mark Wahlberg Says 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Role Is 'Very Much a Superhero'

Mark Wahlberg has a superhero role in the works that lets him be the good guy, but with a modified costume that fits his tastes.

Speaking with Collider about The Gambler, the actor spoke briefly about his upcoming film based on the popular 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man.

"We’re talking about doing Six Billion Dollar Man, which is very much a superhero, but I don’t have to wear any kind of spandex cape," Wahlberg said. "So that would be cool. Howard Gordon is writing the script and people are talking about doing it, but we got a great, great idea and it’s something that’s been in the pipeline for quite some time, so hopefully if we get the script right maybe we’ll make it after we do the Deep Water Horizon."

The actor signed on last month to reunite with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for the big-screen adaptation. The original series, which aired from 1974 to 1978 on ABC, starred Lee Majors as Steve Austin, an astronaut who was given bionic replacements for right arm, left eye and both legs injured in a horrible crash. With enhanced strength, speed and vision, he becomes a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

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