Mark Wahlberg is the “Six Billion Dollar Man”

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Coming off the critically acclaimed box-office success of “Lone Survivor,” Marky Mark and Peter Berg are keeping things funky as they re-team for the “Six Billion Dollar Man” motion picture.

That’s right, the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films will be changing that ‘M’ to a ‘B’ with hopes that it will bring many “B’s” in box-office credits.

 

Peter Berg is attached to direct and Wahlberg is attached to play astronaut Steve Austin (not the “Stone Cold” kind) who is refitted with bionic enhancements after surviving a horrific and near fatal crash of an experimental plane. With his new implements come enhanced abilities and with those abilities a career as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

 

On a side note, I am surprised that Dimension is proceeding with the project given the recent Virgin Galactic crash.

 

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Martin Caidin’s “Cyborg” (1972)

The story is loosely based on Martin Caidin’s 1972 bestseller, “Cyborg.” The book inspired the film’s television-based predecessor, ABC’s Lee Majors led “The Six Million Dollar Man” as well as spin-of series “The Bionic Woman.” The homage to classic tech centric sci-fi favorites, such as “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “Bionic Woman” will likely draw in fans of the old series as well as target the younger generation of special effects craving sci-fi movie goers.

According the inter-webs, principal shooting is set to start sometime next year with an expected 2016 release.

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path.From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film.Recently, Pooya was approached by FilmFad.com to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at FilmFad.com, he was home.

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