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Old July 5 2014, 04:51 AM   #1
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Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar Man"?

http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exc...on-dollar-man/

I think Wahlberg has the right physicality for the role, and Berg is a decent choice for directing an action/adventure popcorn flick.

I'd love for it to be a straight up adaptation of Martin Caidin's Cyborg, though.
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Old July 5 2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

From six million dollar man in the 70s to six billion dollar man now. Wow inflation has really taken it's toll.
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Old July 5 2014, 04:15 PM   #3
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

6 billion?
How about 60 million instead?

Sure let marky mark have at it.
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Old July 5 2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

I dunno... I think that if the timing had been right, the ideal choice for Steve Austin would be Tom Cruise -- because no other action hero since Lee Majors has built so much of his career on his running skills. You can't be Steve Austin if you don't have a really cool-looking, powerful run. Although Cruise may be a bit old for the part by now. Chris Evans might also be a good choice; I recall it being said in the Captain America commentary that he did almost all his own running scenes because he had such a strong, distinctive run that was hard for any stuntman to match.
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Old July 5 2014, 04:48 PM   #5
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

I've always liked the idea of Ben Browder in the role. He played Lee Majors in a TV movie and did a scene as Steve Austin.
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Old July 5 2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

Chris Pine might a better choice for the role as would Charlie Hunnam. I would hope that the movie has current styled visual effects, it's long past time those kind of bionic effects were updated.
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Old July 5 2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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Re: Mark Wahlberg to play Col. Steve Austin in "The 6 Billion Dollar M

I thought Matt Damon had a pretty distinctive run in The Bourne Ultimatum...picturing someone taller for Austin...Cromwell?...too old?...
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Old July 6 2014, 10:00 AM   #8
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Why not cast Steve Austin as Steve Austin?
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