A film based on the cult ’70s TV series The Six Billion Dollar Man has been stuck in development hell for ages, with the tone shifting between full action and comedy as several writers have had a go and several directors have been attached including star Mark Wahlberg’s regular collaborator Peter Berg. The most recent script was written by The Accountant‘s Bill Dubuque, but there could now be another one due to Travis Knight coming on board as director. While I didn’t like his Bumblebee much [though he was also responsible for the fine animated feature Kubo And The Two Strings], it got a generally good response and Warner Bros. allowed him to pick his next project – which was The Six Billion Dollar Man.

Wahlberg remains attached to star in the role formerly played by Lee Majors as Steve Austin, a former astronaut who barely survives a horrific experimental plane crash. To save his life, he is given high-tech enhancements by scientists who replace his legs, his right arm and left eye with bionic systems. Thus gifted super-human abilities, he’s drafted in to work for the government as a secret agent.


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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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