It’s interesting that there’s been nothing of this movie for sometime, and even checking the IMDB listing for The Six Million Dollar Man shows that the last update was September 2004 and nothing since, in fact the status is marked as unknown.
Part of me thinks this is a shame as being brought up on Steve Austin and Jamie Summers (the name of my first dog) and it would be great to see a modern take, but the other part of me is glad as Jim Carrey was down to play Austin. How would that work? How does Carrey compare to Lee Majors? He’s tall, thin and would blow over in a breeze. Tod Phillips is also up to write, he of Starsky & Hutch, Road Trip and Old School fame.
He recalls of the 1996 meeting, “I turned in the script and this executive went ‘What (the hell) is this? It reads like a comic book! I didn’t approve this!’
“I always took that as a real compliment. I said, ‘You think it really reads like a comic book? Because that’s what I was going for.’
“Back then it was a pejorative.”
It suggests that he is smugly looking back on that moment now that there are comic book movies galore. Could the studio be? I think at release time they might as it certainly does sound like they’re pitching this as a comedy. Nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh…