Taking a classic like Frankenstein, building and animating a man and bringing it to the technological age, The Six Million Dollar Man captured the possibilities of not only saving life, but creating a superhero to fight injustice using cybernetic parts for the good of man. Steve Austin nearly dead after a plane crash, was saved by cybernetics becoming a secret operative fighting “evil”. Austin has increased speed, strength and his left bionic eye allowed him to see long distances.
Sci-fi fans have been debating about a rumored remake for years featuring LeonardoDiCaprio as the son of Austin and new Bionic Man to carry on the legacy. Facing many roadblocks, screenplay writer Kevin Smith turned to the comics. There are new rumors that the film may finally go into production in 2014, but no contracts have been signed.