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Travis Knight to Helm Mark Wahlberg’s THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN

Variety:

Travis Knight has come on board to direct Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of the classic TV show “Six Billion Dollar Man” with Mark Wahlberg attached to star.

Sue Kroll, Bill Gerber and Steve Levinson are producing with Bill DuBuque penning the script.

“The Six Billion Dollar Man” is based on the sci-fi TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” which is about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Majors’ character, employed as a secret agent, had superhuman strength due to bionic implants. The series ran for five seasons on ABC between 1973 and 1978, and was based on Martin Caidin’s novel “Cyborg.”

I loved Knight’s work with Laika, and was surprised by how enjoyable Bumblebee was. I’m not too sure about this one though.

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