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The long-gestating big screen adaptation of classic TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" finally got a shot in the (bionic) arm this week, with the announcement that Mark Wahlberg will be suiting up for the title role -- which has been tweaked to account for inflation.

Deadline reports that Wahlberg will star in "The Six Billion Dollar Man," and will reunite with his "Lone Survivor" director Peter Berg for the project. No writer is attached yet.

The film will follow astronaut Steve Austin (Wahlberg), who's injured in a plane crash and fitted with bionic body parts to save his life. His new limbs -- and eye -- give him super-human strength, and allow him to wreak havoc as an agent for a super-secret intelligence organization.

"The Six Million Dollar Man" was a hit show in the 1970s, and also featured a successful spin-off, "The Bionic Woman."

"The Six Billion Dollar Man" is set to start shooting sometime next year. The flick is aiming for a 2016 release.

[via: Deadline]

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