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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star in 'Six Million Dollar Man' Remake

November 17, 2011 (8:16 am) GMT
Words are, director John Singer is pursuing the 'Inception' actor to play Steve Austin, the bionic man on the 1970's iconic TV show, in his upcoming movie project.
Leonardo DiCaprio

A big screen adaptation of the iconic 1970's TV show "The Six Million Dollar Man" is reportedly being in the works. The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal with Universal Pictures to develop the project with "" helmer Bryan Singer being lined up to direct. According to Latino Review, Singer is eyeing to tackle the lead role.

DiCaprio is expected to play bionic man Steve Austin, a character that was made famous by Lee Majors in the original television series. However, it is said that he would not seal any deal before he read the screenplay, which will be written by Christopher McQuarrie.

The "" actor is currently filming Baz Luhrmann's high-profile film project "", which also stars , and . His upcoming project includes ", which will open in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, the same day when "Great Gatsby" will be released.

As for Singer, his upcoming directed film is "Jack the Giant Killer", will be released in the U.S. on June 15, 2012 with , and making up the cast ensemble. He is currently also busy preparing the big screen version of another 1970s' TV series, "".

The original "Six Million Dollar Man" itself follows Austin, a pilot who was dying after his ship crashed. Brought back to life by the government, he was augmented with cybernetic parts that gave him superhuman strength and speed. To pay his dues, he becomes a secret operative who fights against injustice.

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