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Rumor: Bryan Singer & Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Six Billion Dollar Man?

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November 17, 2011

Six Million Dollar Man / Leonardo DiCaprio

The gestating big screen take on the classic sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica apparently has new life as director Bryan Singer moves closer to finishing his fairytale Jack the Giant Killer, but there's a rumor floating around that the filmmaker might take another 70's television to theaters as well. Latino Review has word that The Weinstein Company is looking to join forces with Universal Pictures to adapt "The Six Million Dollar Man" series into the inflated, contemporary take on the story with The Six Billion Dollar Man and Singer is attached to direct and has talked with Leonardo DiCaprio about leading the film. Read on!

However, while the film takes its title from the classic series about a crippled test pilot who is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants to serve as a unique intelligence agent, the film will still be based on Martin Caidin's novel Cyborg. Apparently the writers (though Latino Review doesn't specify which) behind Jack the Giant Killer will script the adaptation. As for DiCaprio's involvement, it seems quite strange as the actor isn't known for taking on conventional blockbuster genre films like this. However, working with Bryan Singer might be part of the appeal. For now, consider this a rumor until we hear something official, but with all the attention given to big screen adaptations of TV series and films from decades past, I'm betting this will get off the ground soon. Anyone interested?

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  • Anonymous
    As long as they do the "sha-na-na-na-na-na-na....." sound effect when he runs, I'm in...
  • Sounds fun, I'd watch that.
  • Posthuman
    go for it
  • Anonymous
     singer is one of the most underrated directors he needs to do more dramas usual suspects is a phenomenal film
  • Oh for the the love of GOD, please let John Ottman edit and compose this, if Bryan Singer is Directing. This can be an amazing film.
  • Anonymous
    Isnt it another acror to offer all the roles?
  • I agree they need the sound effects and slowmos
  • Lebowski
    Goddamn it, when I saw that image I was hoping that they were retooling it as a more recession conscious "The Six Dollar Man". Leo could sell that shit no problem. 
  • Realestate1jf
    This was the best show of the 70's ,if they remake the movie I hope they do not ruin the story line with slapstick comedy. this tv show was a very serious role for Lee Majors ,Leonardo would be great as Col. Steve Austin. not Jim Carrey like I once rumored.

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